Although spring break season is wrapping up, summer adventure season is quickly approaching. While you’re home and in your routine, it’s much easier to make sure you’re making healthy meals, getting your workouts in, and taking a moment to check in with yourself. But when you’re on the road for vacation or work, it can be easy to throw all that out the window in favor of overindulging, late nights, and often over-packed schedules.
We are absolutely Team No Guilt when it comes to thoroughly enjoying every aspect of vacation, including savoring great meals and allowing your body to rest when needed, but the last thing you want is to feel lethargic and sick because you’re not taking care of yourself. Here are a few stress-free ways to care for your health while travelling this summer!
Pack snacks, of course!
Rather than settle for a sad airport bagel, pack some of your favorites from home! Raw or dried fruit and veggies, small containers of hummus, nuts and seeds, small pouches of nut butter, your favorite grain-free bars and cookies *wink*, dark chocolate, even a salad or a bowl of roasted veggies with a hard-boiled egg (just keep it cool & insulated).
Bring a reusable water bottle
Staying hydrated helps keep your energy up even during long travel days or outdoor activities. Rather than paying $8.00 for a bottle of water at the airport and wasting the plastic, just toss an empty one in your bag and fill it after security.
Find easy ways to move
Even if you won’t have access to a gym or have time for a serious sweat sesh, you can still find ways to move your body. Instead of scrolling your phone, take a lap around the airport while you wait. Take a morning run or walk instead of Uber-ing across town so you can take in the sights. Take a swim in the pool or ocean. See if there’s a cool hike or trail nearby. Hit a few yoga poses in your hotel room. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out a group fitness class in town. There are so many ways to use movement to deepen your vacation experience rather than dampen it.
Research farm-to-table type restaurants before you head to your destination. They’re likely to have fresh, healthy ingredients that cater to many dietary needs, plus you’ll get a real taste of local flavor.
Make a grocery run
If you’re staying a long time or are in a location without healthy dining out options, grab a few easy-prep options to keep in your hotel or rental fridge like fruit, avocados, coconut yogurt, even salad or hot bar items if there’s a nice store nearby!
Trip coming up soon? Restock on your favorite Ona eats!