According to statistics, 40% of Americans will be traveling during the holiday season. That is around 100 million people who will either be going on vacation or visiting family members. That is a lot of people and chances are you are one of those.
Whether going on vacation or visiting family members, we will definitely be having fun. It is that time of the year where we can just forget about all our worries and stress. All we have to worry about is where to go next and what is on the menu. This is the time of the year where we reward ourselves and give ourselves a break from the hustle and bustle of our professional lives. This does not mean that we should also stop taking care of ourselves. In fact, health and fitness should still be our top priority when we are traveling. We still need to stay healthy to be able to face the new challenges in the coming year. So how do we stay in tip-top shape while traveling? Let’s keep on reading and find out.
Plan Your Meals
Keep healthy goodies on hand when you are traveling. You’ll never know when hunger strikes and we all know that it comes at the most unexpected time. You are happily taking selfies or just enjoying your flight when you suddenly feel that familiar feeling in your stomach. It can be really annoying and can ruin your mood. A bag of trail mix, energy bars or a sandwich is a godsend during these situations.
Keep It Clean
Traveling exposes you to different germs and health hazards. Aside from getting a flu shot before traveling, there are other ways to keep yourself protected. Before settling in your seat, whether on a bus, plane or train, make it a habit to wipe and disinfect the armrests, the tray and seat belt buckle. The idea is to disinfect anything that you might touch. You’ll never know if the last person who used the seat might have the flu or other contagious ailments.
Get Some Rest
Get a good night’s rest the day before your trip. Make sure that you have everything that you need already packed and ready early in the day. If possible, most of your packing should have already been done a few days early. This will give you a full day to just relax before going on the trip. Traveling while fatigued increases your chances of catching a cold or the flu. Stay healthy and have fun.