Staying Healthy While Traveling

by | Jul 5, 2022 | Holistic Health

Staying healthy and keeping a routine while traveling can be tricky. When you go on a vacation, it’s easy to throw those healthy habits out the window, and completely neglect exercise while indulging in all the yummy food and drinks. Don’t get us wrong, you definitely deserve to kick back and relax while traveling. However, there is a way to do it without a complete loss of progress.  

Looking for some tips on staying balanced while still allowing yourself to have some fun? Here’s our advice for you! 

Put on your walking shoes.

Make a goal to get as many steps in on your trip as you can! If you’re staying in a central location where all of your destinations are close to you, skip the rental car and opt to walk everywhere. It’s also a good idea to avoid the elevator and take the stairs whenever you can. 

Sign up for a walking tour! This website offers walking tours in different locations all over Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America based on your ability level. This is a fun way to get outside and get some exercise while learning more about new places.  

A refrigerator is filled with containers and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Utilize your hotel’s mini fridge.

Having healthy snacks on hand in your hotel room is key to staying on track while traveling. Of course, there will be times when you’ll eat out … it’s vacation after all. However, having healthy options that you can grab when your cravings start to kick in is a game changer and can keep you from ordering all those high-calorie foods from the hotel snack bar or room service.  

You should also consider eating breakfast in your hotel room if your hotel doesn’t offer a complimentary one. Head to a nearby grocery store and stock up on simple things like yogurt, granola bars, and even cereal and milk. Not only is this a healthier way to start your day, but you’ll also save some money by not going out to eat for every single meal! 

A woman does a yoga pose while overlooking the ocean at sunrise.

Make your workouts fun.

Lots of hotels have started offering group classes, and they’re a fun way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new! If you’ve always wanted to join a barre class or yoga, check with your hotel to see if they offer it. The best part of trying out new workout styles on vacation is that nobody in the class knows you, so there’s no need to worry about who’s watching. 

If you’re vacationing somewhere new, take your workout outside! After all, running down the beach or on a street with a pretty view is way more appealing than running on a treadmill staring at a wall.  

Prioritize sleep.

Ever feel like you need another vacation after you come home from one? While there is so much to see and do on a getaway, make sure that you’re still getting a good amount of sleep at night.  

For some people, sleeping in a bed that isn’t their own multiple nights in a row is a huge struggle. This article has some great tips on how to make sleeping while on vacation work for you!

It’s okay if you didn’t complete the absolute best workout of your life in the hotel gym, and it’s okay to treat yourself to dessert without feeling guilty. It takes more than just a few unhealthy foods or some bad workouts to regress your progress altogether. Focus on balance and moderation while giving yourself grace. Above all, remember that vacations are meant to be fun.

Even when you’re traveling, you can still find ways to sneak veggies into your diet! Read our post to learn how.