It’s everybody’s favorite idea for leisure, detoxification, and relaxation. To be away from everything: work, traffic, day-to-day problems. Yes, it’s travelling.
To travel takes a lot of preparation. From booking your flight, accommodation, up to your return trip, everything should run as smooth as possible. Of course, we give room for adjustments. But there should be one thing that we must not compromise whenever we are out to see the rest of the world -- our wellness.
It’s never okay to travel when your health’s not at 100%. It’s okay to miss a tour, there’s always another time. But it’s never okay to plan everything then end up staying in your hotel bed simply because you feel something’s off with your body.
To make sure you make the most of your well-deserved vacation, here are 5 easy tips on how to stay glitch-free when you’re far, far away:
SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE TOXIC. Repeat until you’re convinced.
A quick and easy way to give your mind and soul a little boost is to take a break from the digital world. Anyone who has travelled in less developed countries will testify that some of the happiest people in the world are those with a lot fewer possessions than us lucky travellers. Managing the amount of time spent online is often key to a mental makeover while travelling.
Forget about updating your social media from time to time. You’re on a vacation for a reason. Sometimes, the best way to connect is by disconnecting.
DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
If you’re thinking about skipping breakfast and just make it up by dinner time, give up that thought. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, as it offers a great boost to your morning. It makes you feel more awake and even helps you burn fat throughout the day. In order to keep your mind off of food during a long hike or tour through a new city, make sure you don’t skip this meal!
DON’T SIT STILL, STAY ACTIVE
Don’t spend the whole day sitting in the communal area and just watch movies. If the sun is shining, get out there and explore! From diving to hiking to biking, there are loads of activities to keep you moving.
During a long bus ride, whenever you have the chance, take the time to have a quick walk to stretch your legs and on long haul flights, make sure you move around a bit!
ALWAYS HAVE WATER WITH YOU Staying hydrated is important, especially when you’re outdoors. Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you're not hydrated, your body can't perform at its highest level. You may feel tired, have muscle cramps, dizziness, or other serious symptoms.
BRING B-COMPLEX VITAMINS
B vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. Make sure you are well-equipped with essential B-vitamins before you embark on a journey. Better yet, consult your doctor first and seek medical advice if you are fit to travel.
Travelling is a life-changing, soul-enriching experience. It’s a time where you can be who you want to be and do whatever it is that you want to do without having no one to judge you. It’s essentially a reset button that we have the means to press every now and then.
Travelling to a new place is one thing, but being a healthy traveller is the most ideal scenario. Always! Just follow these 5 easy tips and you’re good to go.