If you’re worrying on how to stay healthy during your upcoming trip, then you’re probably already on the right track. The main points shared here may sound boring and nothing out of the ordinary—but keeping your health shouldn’t be something extraordinary. To be at the top of your health, whether its for travel or for everyday life, does not have to be a chore.
You’ve also probably heard of some of the things here being preached by your friends, or by the internet. However this simple, unremarkable, boring points are the basics; fundamentals that keep the human body alive and able to function. y upholding these fundamentals during your travel as best as you can, you’d stay healthy. And as a result, you’ll be able to enjoy the entirety of your trip to its fullest.
Sleep and don’t skip breakfast
Just don’t. How are you going to be able to function well without a sufficient supply of nutrients as a fuel for your body to do its activities. And sleep has been something that is described to be more important than food (but of course you’d need both of them so don’t skip out on any). Amnesty International organization even lists sleep deprivation as one form of torture. Therefore, make sure to get your long overnight sleep. You need it especially on travels!
Stock some fruits—get them from the local convenience stores in your destination or supermarket, or ask your hotel if you stay in one—they’re not just delicious. A lot of fruits are often refreshingly sweet and chock-full of nutritions necessary to sustain your body. Having breakfast keeps the fatigue away and sate the hunger caused by long hours of sleep. It would make you feel energized and ready to tackle the day. And during travels, having enough energy is something that is extremely essential in order for you to enjoy yourself.
Exercise everyday and hydrate
Exercise has been known to boost endorphin levels, the feel-good hormones produced by your body that your mind needs in order to feel good, and even calm. And you need to be in a good condition to be able to exercise well, and one of the ways to keep your body in a good condition is by hydrating. Drink lots of water—your body gets rid of toxins and waste through urination and perspiration. It also helps regulate your temperature, so make sure to drink!
Those who already have exercise habit or routine in place most likely have known the difference exercise can cause. Worry about the disruption in your daily exercise routine is okay. Even if you cannot go to full lengths of your exercise, simply a 5 to 15 minutes session is enough. Chances are, you’re going to be moving your body the whole day, and it’s also a form of a good exercise, and you’re not going to “lack” them.
Exercise is extremely important to let your blood flowing and pumping, which is an extremely important process in distributing oxygen throughout your body. Feeling fatigue and sleepy during a flight, for example, is commonly caused by lack of body movements. This is also true if you’re traveling on the road, as sitting for too long would only promote fatigue. Exercising would make you feel more energized, and it’s easier if you start that at home and make it a habit.
Eat bits by bits instead of a big meal all at once
Eating small amounts of food throughout the day is way easier on your digestive system. Don’t skip a meal only to eat a ton on the next meal time. It would simply cause a disturbance in your digestive system and cause a lot of discomfort for you. This sort of practice would only disturb your travel. Eating bits by bits would allow your body to process the nutrients better than dumping big amount at once and overworking it.