Summer is here, and that means one thing – travel and adventures! Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, traveling can be taxing on your body. From long flights, jet lag and different time zones to unfamiliar foods and restaurants that don’t have your gluten-free favorites, it’s easy to fall out of your routine and neglect your health. But fear not, we’ve got some tips for nourishing your body on the go.
- First up, hydration. Staying hydrated while traveling is crucial, especially during the summer months. Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your travels, especially in hot climates and during a flight (we recommend opting for bottled water rather than sugary drinks or alcohol). You can also bring a reusable water bottle with you to refill throughout the day. Most airports now have refill water stations that let you know how many plastic bottles have been saved by its use–an interesting side-note fact! Our IV drips provide hydration along with vitamins and antioxidants to support your body during the stresses of flying and traveling (see below for more info on those!).
- Next, let’s talk about snacking. It’s easy to succumb to the temptation of fast food, less-than-stellar packaged foods or unhealthy but tempting offerings unique to other locales. It’s ideal to make healthy choices to keep your body fueled and energized. Pack healthy snacks like nuts, seeds, jerkies, bars or other lightly packaged foods that are easy to transport and won’t spoil. Certain fruits like green apples can transport well, and we also love some of our bagged veggies that don’t need to be refrigerated. You can also look for healthy options at airports or rest stops, like salads, grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and fresh fruit.
- When it comes to meals, try to stick to your usual routine as much as possible. This means eating at regular intervals and choosing balanced meals with lean proteins, high-fiber carbs, and plenty of vegetables. Don’t be afraid to ask for modifications like dressing on the side or extra veggies to customize your meal to your preferences.
- Finally, don’t forget about exercise. While traveling can disrupt your usual workout routine, there are many ways to stay active on the go. Take a walk around a new city or explore new surroundings on foot.
You can also pack a resistance band or jump rope for an easy workout in the hotel room, or enjoy the hotel gym or pool for laps. Also, tossing in a few of our favorite travel-friendly supplements to your suitcase is always a wise choice:
- Paleo Greens: These give you a dose of additional antioxidants and phytonutrients to keep your energy up on the go.
- Detox Support Packets: Take one of these after an indulgent meal and clear out the junk faster.
- Floramyces: Prevent or soothe traveler’s diarrhea quickly with this special probiotic.
- Schedule an IV drip (our most popular choice is the Superhuman Immunity and Energy Booster) before and/or after flying. Extra hydration adds some moisture to your body, which helps prevent dry nasal passages–which can increase the risk of catching a bug. Flying is also very drying and dehydrating, so adding in extra fluids before you arrive to your destination will keep your energy up and jet lag to a minimum.
Traveling doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your health. By staying hydrated, packing healthy snacks, choosing balanced meals, and staying active, you can nourish your body on the go. Remember to enjoy your travels and try new things, but also prioritize your health so you can feel your best on your adventures!