Stay healthy when traveling
I’ve written about this before, but I think it’s worth mentioning again since summer is here and some of us will be traveling. How do you avoid losing track of your eating and workout routine when you’re traveling? Basically what to do to stay healthy when traveling. As it happens, I’m traveling to Sweden today to celebrate Swedish Midsommar (Yay!) and I thought I’d share how I think about how to stay healthy when traveling.
First of all, if you’re going on vacation you should definitely let yourself enjoy it to the fullest! It’s only a short time if you look at a whole year, and since you’re already being so good for the rest of the year (I’m sure you are! Don’t be too hard on yourself) I say you should indulge a little when you’re on holiday.
However, you still wanna treat your body and soul right. The sunshine, the new cultural experiences, the trying of new exciting foods, and meeting new people are already giving you so much on your holiday, but there are more things your body might “crave”.
For example I wouldn’t eat food with no nutrition, or drink alcohol every day (ok, maybe if it was a bachelorette trip haha), but I’m going to have pasta, ice cream, cocktails etc. whenever I feel like it. I would still want to be active, maybe there’s a gym at the hotel? Or you can do everything by foot? I love traveling and for me to go to the gym for 45 minutes a few times during my stay somewhere would just be fun! It becomes a bit obsessive (in my opinion) if you for example skip exploring the culture because you have to go run or go to the gym. You want to stay healthy when traveling, but also remember the reason for your holiday, and that you don’t wanna miss out on fun activities that you would love to experience!
As with everything health and fitness related it’s all about listening to your body, enjoying yourself, and not mistreating your body! Eat what you feel like eating, it’s only a week or a weekend so don’t be too strict with yourself. Most likely you are going to want to eat nutritious foods because you’re used to it and your body will let you know that’s what it needs, but do indulge in that yummy lasagna, or those fried calamaris!