The world is opening up again, and with Memorial Weekend just around the corner, I know many of us have travel on our minds. But one question we come back to time and time again is: How do you remain active and healthy while on vacation?
It can be challenging, we'll admit, especially if the vacation includes lots of processed foods, adult beverages, and lounging around. While we're of the belief that everything is okay in moderation, we prefer to come back from our trips feeling energized and rested, not like we need a week-long detox.
To help with this, we're sharing a few of our favorite tips for maintaining health and overall wellness while traveling. Whether you're going camping, flying to a tropical beach, or simply taking a road trip to a nearby city, we hope they'll work for you, too!
1. Bring A Small Cooler With Your Favorite (Healthy) Snacks
Vacations are often equated with overeating and indulging in all the foods you wouldn't normally eat at home—but it doesn't have to be that way. To feel like your best self while traveling, we recommend bringing a smaller cooler along. Pack it with a few of your favorite healthy foods, including fruits and veggies, protein powders, Vukoo bars, and dried fruits and nuts. You don't have to skip the dessert table or shy away from vacation food, but at least you have some nutritious snacks to choose from throughout the day.
2. Bring A Water Bottle & Stay Hydrated
This point is especially important if you're going to a beach or planning to consume alcohol. Staying hydrated is essential for overall health, even while on vacation. That's why we never travel without a reusable water bottle, which can be easily refilled in airports, at coffee shops, or once we arrive at our hotel. Aim to drink as much water on vacation as you do back home.
3. Plan To Do Something Active Once A Day
One of the main reasons we go on vacation is to rest. Whether this looks like reading our favorite book, catching up on sleep, or lounging poolside—the idea is to slow down and relax. But this doesn't mean you have to forgo being active altogether. We recommend planning at least one activity a day while on vacation. That could be a morning walk on the beach, a short nature walk during your road trip, or even a few laps in the hotel pool. Rest up, but also keep your body moving. It's all about balance!