Being Healthy on the Road

When you eat healthily, you feel better. Everyone knows this but not everyone follows it. With summer right around the corner, everyone starts to focus on eating healthily and working out to be ready for the summer. This is something that I've been focusing on as well. After eating healthily and working out consistently for a couple of weeks, I felt better than I have in a long time.

Four female students enjoying lunch together eating salads

Recently, I've been traveling a lot and wanted to make sure that I kept up with my plan. It is definitely harder to stay on healthy plan when you're on the road, or super busy! But through some trial and error, I've gotten better at it.

Here are four tips on being healthy while traveling

These are also great when you're not traveling as well!

1. Plan ahead

Plan ahead with what you're going to eat. If you're thinking about it before hand, you're more likely to pick a restaurant that has healthy options rather than get stuck with just fast food or junk food.

2. Bring healthy snacks

Bring healthy snacks with you. Fresh fruit, nuts, granola bars, etc. are great snacks to throw in your bag and take with you. I especially like Kind bars which are low in sugar, gluten free and are easy to throw in your bag.

3. Exercise

Many people say that traveling is draining. It definitely can be, but one of the best ways to keep your energy up is to exercise! Even if it's only for 20 minutes, it will give you energy, you will feel better and probably sleep better as well.

4. Get plenty of sleep

I know some people who have trouble sleeping while traveling. (Occasionally, I am one of them.) When you're on the road, visiting with friends & people you haven't seen in a while, you might feel inclined to stay out late or stay up late to spend time with them. While this inclination is totally understandable, one of the best things you can do is make sure you get plenty of sleep. Not only will it make you feel better in general, it will help you to be more alert during travel.

What do you do to stay healthy when you travel?