Life is all about exploring and creating memories with friends and family, but sometimes the stress of traveling and staying “on track” with our health/fitness goals gets in the way of that. Traveling can also take a toll on your energy level, immune system and workout routines. Below are 5 tips that you can use to help keep you on track while traveling and/or enjoying yourself this summer!
Bring healthy snacks with you! Bring some fresh fruit like apples and bananas, make some homemade trail mix made up of nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, and even some dark chocolate if you are looking for something sweet (*everything in moderation). Rice cakes and nut butters are also easy to pack or keep close by for snacking. There are some “healthier” bars out there, but be careful of sugar levels and ingredients in these bars.
Be sure to pack your staple supplements! I recommend your normal probiotics, fish oil, mutltivitamin, protein powder and possibly digestive enzymes. You want to keep your routine as “normal” as possible when traveling.
Stay hydrated! It can be difficult to stay hydrated when you are traveling or at BBQs/parties, but do your best to keep water with you at all times. Bring a reusable water bottle that you can refill throughout your trip/party. When drinking alcohol (*in moderation) it is crucial to hydrate your body.
Make time for your workouts! The weather is getting nicer, so take your workouts outside! Make the family go for walks and enjoy some vitamin d. The beach is a great place to do some body weight exercises like pushups, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, sit ups and walking/running. If you are going to a BBQ, try and get your workout in before the party because it will be SO much easier to blow your workout off after the party.
Bring a dish with you! Going to a BBQ? Make a healthy dish and share it at the party. This is a great way to help out the host of the party, and it also is reassuring to you that you know that there will be something healthy for you to enjoy.
Bottom line is life is meant to be enjoyed, so enjoy it and everything that it has to offer but in moderation!
What tip listed above can you start implementing to stay healthy and happy this summer? Leave us a comment below!