Summer is going to be here before we know it! Crazy, right?
(Ok, at least I hope it’ll be here soon anyway…not looking so great in Ohio right now!)
Anyways, summer is traditionally when a lot of people take vacations. Kids are out of school, so why not take little Johnny and little Annie on a scenic tour of the United States? Unfortunately, I almost never take vacations, but when I do, I try to remember to stick to a meal plan and get some sort of exercise in while I’m on vacation. Does it always happen? No, but at least I try!
Traveling after having bariatric surgery has been a little more challenging, but nothing super ridiculously hard. It has taken a little more effort to find suitable food options, but I try to pack a few Quest bars in my bag just in case.
Here are some other tips to help you stay happy and healthy while you travel!
Pack healthy snacks. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile (see what I did there?!) you always have the option to carry a few healthy protein or snack bars in your carry on. For long trips, my family used to pack a cooler full of fruit, cheese, lunch meat, bottled water, cut up veggies, crackers, etc.
Seek out healthy snacks. You might be paying a little more for these options at a gas station or the airport, but most places sell fruit, string cheese, and protein or snack bars these days. Watch out for things like trail mix – the portion sizes are small and add up fast!
Use the hotel gym and pool. It seems that no matter when I’m in a hotel, no one is using either of these! Sure, they may be small, but you can get a decent workout in.
Explore. Instead of taking a cab or the subway, walk! Run! Cities are meant to be explored, and you’re getting some exercise in as well. Go hiking, swimming, kayaking, whatever it is that your location has to offer!
Use hand sanitizer. I know this one doesn’t really fit, but carry some hand sanitizer with you. Never know when you’ll be able to get to a sink to wash your hands, and public places are full of germs!
I asked some of my friends in the Sweat Pink community what their healthy travel tips were, and here are a few that stuck out to me:
From Liz at The Clean Eating Couple: Pack portable exercise equipment! (Find her other tips in this post!)
Share with me: what are your best healthy travel tips?