12 Tips for Healthy Travel


3. Get as Much Sleep as You Can

Both in transit and once you arrive; try to get at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night while away.  Sometimes work and play gets in the way of sleep, but if you make it a priority, you can easily achieve your sleep goals.  If you are adjusting to a new time zone, try to stay awake on the first day until your usual bedtime in your new place, and then go for a full night’s sleep to quickly adjust.  Adequate sleep helps your immune system stay strong and promotes recovery, so prioritize accordingly!

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4. Scope Out the Local Fitness Scene

Try to find healthy activities that you are excited about at your destination.  If you are a crossfitter, look up a local box.  If you are a yogi, find a nearby yoga studio.  At a beach?  Grab a surf or stand up paddle board lesson.  Some fitness institutions allow free drop-ins or have promotions for out-of-towners.  Not only is it a great way to maintain your exercise regimen while traveling, it can be an authentic way to connect with those in your temporary community and feel a part of something while in transit.  Who knows?  You might make some lifelong friends or learn something new.

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