We all know how much fun heading out on the road can be, but it’s important to stay healthy when you do, because you’ll have much more fun if you’re feeling good. According to Outdoorsy, the Airbnb for RVs, local produce is usually sold on the roadside, making it the perfect opportunity for you to get more than one of your 5-a-day.
What else can you do to stay healthy when traveling? Surely there’s a lot more to it than simply eating your greens? Let’s take a look at 4 tips that will help you to stay healthy, and feeling good.
Stretching regularly is so important because it helps to:
- Improve posture
- Relieve stress
- Prevent your limbs, back, and neck from becoming stiff
Ideally you should try to stretch at least once an hour. If you’re likely to forget to stretch every hour, you could always make sure you stretch every time you stop for gas, cross a state line, or when you’ve ordered food. Stretch your legs and arms, neck, back, and shoulders, and the road won’t take a toll on your health.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Staying hydrated may mean you have to use the rest room now and again, but it will also mean your body gets the fluids that it needs. Increasing your fluid intake will help to keep your skin looking and feeling good, while allowing your kidneys to flush out more toxins.
Extra Tip: Try not to gulp the water down too quickly, or your body won’t benefit from it, instead it will just flush it out. Small mouthfuls now and again are ideal as you’ll reap the benefits and feel better, without having to rush to the rest room every five minutes.
Do What My Grandma Used To Say
My Grandma always used to say “You should leave the table feeling that you could have eaten just a little bit more.” The science behind this statement is that if you feel like you could have eaten a little more, you’re less likely to overeat, meaning, you’re less likely to gain weight.
The Japanese use the same concept as my Grandma used, and the Japanese usually lead longer, healthier lives than we do in the west, so there must be something in it.
Get Enough Sleep
Traveling can be quite exciting, and there may be a temptation to stay up until well past midnight, every night, but you won’t be doing your body any favors. Your body needs to rest, even if you have been sat in an RV or a car all day. A change in time zones can be tough on your body, so get your head on that pillow, and rest.
Staying healthy while you travel does not mean you cannot have fun. You do need to take care of yourself, because falling ill on the road is never good. Keep hydrated, get enough sleep, and stretch frequently. Trust me, your body will thank you.