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How to Maintain Your Wellness Routine While Traveling

When you go on a vacation, you probably expect restorative relaxation and physical and mental rejuvenation. However, with the stresses and interrupted schedules, sometimes travel can feel anything but relaxing. 

Keep your body feeling its best by continuing to prioritize your wellness routine, even in the rigors of traveling. Here’s how.


#1: Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is often the first thing we let slip when we travel. It’s easy to want to spend as much time as possible enjoying your vacation and thinking you’ll sleep when you get back home. In reality, sleeping is the key to staying healthy while traveling! Sleeping impacts the rest of your health: your mental state and your immune system, just to name a few. 

While you don’t want to sleep your vacation away, you can do a couple of things to  ensure you’re getting enough sleep: 

  • Take advantage of travel time: Sleep during plane rides or road trips, if possible
  • Stick to a consistent morning and bedtime routine to help signal your body when it’s time to rest
  • Diffuse calming essential oils to help relax your body for a more restful sleep

Bring an Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set and a Deluxe Sleeping Pad to help you relax


#2: Stay Hydrated

When you’re constantly on the go, especially when you’re outdoors, you’ll need more water than usual. Staying hydrated helps cool you off, supports your immune system, and flushes out toxins in the body. Keeping hydrated can also stave off symptoms of jet lag!

Bring a reusable water bottle with you at all times to keep you hydrated and refreshed, and refill whenever you can. Adding electrolytes to your water can also help keep dehydration at bay.


#3: Plan Activity Into Your Day

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Keeping your body moving and your heart pumping is a great way to keep your body performing well, even if it’s not your regular health routine. If you’re looking for a more structured workout, try to stay in a hotel with a gym for an early morning workout.

However, a more convenient way may be to plan physical activities into your travel, such as hiking, biking, or walking tours in the mountains or a city, or swimming or surfing if at the beach.

Keep all your supplies for your activities in a Parachute Nylon Backpack or a Parachute Nylon Duffel which are light, spacious, and perfect for travel! If your activities require formal wear, pack a Compact Travel Iron to be ready for anything!


#4: Pack Healthy Snacks

Keep your body and your wallet happy by packing your own healthy snacks instead of needing to rely on an abundance of convenience foods. Not only will you likely be less “hangry,” but you can keep your energy levels up. 

Focus on packing proteins and carbs/starches to replace the calories and energy you’re expending, and fruits and veggies for extra water intake and natural glucose. Some easily portable snack options could be sliced apples, beef jerky, whole grain crackers, mixed nuts, and baby carrots.


#5: Eat Local and Unprocessed

Speaking of eating, your meals can also be a source of good nutrition while still being a unique traveling experience. Finding local farmer's markets for locally grown produce is a great way to experience the local culture while eating the healthiest foods available.

Many health-conscious travelers also opt for a hotel or Airbnb with a kitchen so that they can cook their food to their own preferences. However, if that’s not possible for you or you’re looking for something more convenient, try finding a local farm-to-table restaurant or a place where organic ingredients are used in the food.


#6. Practice Mindfulness

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Traveling can be stressful. Try to incorporate mindfulness and focused relaxation into your day. This could be a guided meditation before bed, followed by a gentle massage to release muscle tension. You could also diffuse your favorite essential and natural oils as you stretch or practice restorative yoga.


Travel With BluZen

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Find your favorite products, now travel-sized, to help you maintain your health routine no matter where life takes you.

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