It’s that time of year again where the airports are congested and the roads are crowded. Let’s just face it, whether you are going back home to visit family or adventuring some place new, the holiday break can be a stressful time to travel. We all want our plans to go smoothly but obstacles of delayed flights or backed up highways is almost always inevitable. We want to take some weight off you this holiday season so here are our five tips to stay well while traveling.
Pack snacks with you. Airports and gas stations do not always have the healthiest or most affordable food options. Prepping your own snacks is a great way to not only save money but also comes in handy when you are rushing to get to your gate and don’t have time to stop and purchase food before boarding a flight like you were banking on.
Hydrate. This is so important! If you take anything away from this blog post, it should be hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. When traveling, there are numerous factors that can cause dehydration. The best way to ensure you are staying hydrated is drinking about 12 ounces of water every hour at the least. Pack a reusable water bottle so you don’t have to purchase a bunch of plastic bottles. You can also eat fruits and veggies or bring an electrolyte tablet with you—we love Nuun Tablets.
Walk around. We know this seems like an obvious one, but getting movement in during traveling days is so important, not just for your physical health, but mental health as well. We recommend squeezing in some type of exercise such as, walking, yoga, circuit training or Pilates, before you leave. That way you are energized and can relieve some stress before the long day of travel begins. It’s also helpful to walk around and stretch during long flights or road trips.
Keep your immunity strong. Flying or driving long distances can be hard on our bodies. For centuries, people have used elderberry for its amazing health benefits. Our mykind Organics Elderberry Syrup or Gummies are an easy way to ensure you are getting that extra immunity boost while traveling. It is made with organic elderberries which contain antioxidants, in addition to organic zinc and vitamin C.
Be cozy. Make sure you make yourself comfortable. Wear your favorite leggings or bring a soft blanket or sweater with you. You can also never go wrong with a neck pillow or comfy socks. Bring those little things with you that will help you enjoy the ride!
Hope these tips come in handy for you all while traveling. Safe travels and happy holidays!