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12 Tips for Healthy Travel

Traveling for business or pleasure can easily derail your health and fitness regime. It’s easy to fall into the trap of high calorie meals and little exercise because “I’m on vacation” but, with a little research, some smart packing, and a bit of prioritization, you’ll be on your way to the healthiest trip of your life.  These 12 healthy travel tips will keep you in optimal health both in transit and once you reach your destination.

1.  Research the Food and Stock Up Upon Arrival   

The more you can research and investigate prior to your trip, the easier it will be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling.  To stay on track with your food, try to find a nearby grocery store or health food store, look up a couple of well rated restaurants that offer some healthy choices, and try to stay somewhere with a fridge (bonus for a kitchenette or full kitchen).  Knowing the lay of the land gives you an advantage as you’ll have an easier time finding healthy options for eating in and out.

Grocery shopping

2. Keep your Breakfasts and Lunches Healthy

Structuring your days as making breakfast, packing lunch, and going out for dinner allows you to explore the local food scene while getting in some solid nutrition throughout your days away.  If you have the capacity to make some of your meals, you can exert control over your food choices which can help you stay on track while on vacation.  Even if you don’t have access to a fridge or a kitchen, you can still find some healthy packaged options that can make meals.  Since exploring a new country means sampling exciting and exotic new foods, don’t completely deprive yourself – check out some new restaurants and be sure to try something new, just don’t eat out breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your entire trip or you might hurt your waistline and your wallet…

Packed lunch
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