Healthy Tips While Traveling

May 16, 2024

Healthy Tips While Traveling
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With Memorial Day around the corner, many of us are getting ready for some summer travel.  

It can be challenging to stay on track with your health goals when you’re not in total control of your meals and time.  Here are some tips for staying healthy and feeling good while traveling. 

Pack staples! Things like nut butter, trail mix, tuna pouches, hard-boiled eggs, grass fed beef jerky, fruit, cut-up veggies and travel-size hummus packages are nutritious snacks that can hold you over when needed.  

Make sure to stay hydrated. Bring a refillable water bottle and fill it often. Drink plenty of fluids, avoiding alcoholic beverages and excessive caffeine. Air traveling can be very especially dehydrating. Pack electrolyte packages to mix in with water to keep you hydrated longer.

If you plan to eat out, do some research to find places that have healthy options. If you have dietary restrictions, contact the eateries that you’re interested in and see if they can accommodate you.  

To fill in any nutritional gaps, think about taking immune-supporting supplements daily such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, and Zinc. Taking a broad-spectrum probiotic can be helpful too as flying can upset your gut bacteria as can eating different foods and being in a different environment. 

And of course, the most important thing is to remember to relax once you arrive and enjoy the break! Stress reduction is HUGE when it comes to our health.   

Bon Voyage! 

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Posted by Lori Fish Bard, MS, CNS, LDN

Lori is a Nutrition Coach at Sarana Health. She is passionate about helping her clients understand how their lifestyle, biochemistry, genetics, and diet affect their overall health and longevity. She holds a Masters Degree in Integrative Health and Human Clinical Nutrition from the Maryland University for Integrative Health, and is licensed as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN) by the Board of Dietetic Practice of the State of Maryland.

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This article is for informational and educational use only and should not be considered a substitute for medical advice. Consult your health and wellness provider for more information.


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