8 Essential Tips for Staying Healthy, Fit and Safe On Your Travels
No matter if you’re a pro athlete, fitness freak or just a normal person trying to live a better life, staying fit and healthy while traveling is hard for everyone. Since nomadic life is nothing out of the ordinary for this day and age, we need to learn how to take care of our body and soul while away from our usual gym, trek and favorite healthy food restaurants.
So, if you’re worried about your wellness and fitness, here’s a little guide that will keep your healthy, fit and safe wherever you are.
Schedule your workouts
When you’re at home, you automatically know when’s your workout time and you don’t even have to think about it. When on the road or in a foreign country, staying true to your workout schedule can be a bit tricky. One of the best solutions is to treat your daily workouts like you would treat your work. Make a fool-proof schedule, note your workouts into your to-do list and stick to it. This way, you’ll feel much guiltier if you skip your workout.
Workout in the morning
This is another great trick many travelers and digital nomads swear by. Instead of worrying about your workout later in the day, get up an hour earlier and do your workout at dawn. This is a great solution for many reasons. First, you’ll feel super rejuvenated and ready to tackle your day when you finish your morning workout. Second, you’ll get to explore your destination during the most peaceful time of the day. Third, you’ll have the rest of the day completely free to dedicate to your work and your other activities.
Pack your workout gear
When you see your travel workout equipment and your sports clothing at the top of your suitcase, it will be much harder to ignore them and skip your workout. Plus, when you have all your gear with you wherever you go, you can follow your usual workout plan. Things like jump rope, travel dumbbells and elastic bands can fit into any suitcase and come in handy with a whole variety of workouts.
Stay safe on the road
Road tripping is one of the best ways to travel a country and experience its true colors. However, in order to stay safe on the road, you need to always stay alert and calm. One of the worst enemies of drivers all over the world is road rage. If you know you’re prone to being annoyed when behind the wheel, check out useful Drivr Zone guides and learn how to overcome your road rage. When you’re calm and free of anger, you can focus better, stay mindful and enjoy your trip in peace. The website is full of other useful information as well, so feel free to consult it before any trip to make it safer and more comfortable.
Rely on your apps
If you’re a digital nomad or a seasoned traveler, you probably have a good phone with a few useful apps. For instance, if you tend to be forgetful, you can download one of many reminder apps that will alarm you when it’s time to take your medication, vitamins and other supplements that will keep you healthy and fit on the road. If you find yourself trapped at the airport with nothing to do, you can check your workout app and do a quick whole-body workout in only a few minutes. Also, apps like Food Tripping, InBloom and Clean Plates let you browse nearby healthy food restaurants and allow you to eat healthy on the go.
Most people only concentrate on physical health when on the road. However, it’s our mental health that suffers the most when living a nomadic life. So, in order to improve your mental health and emotional state, you can try practicing yoga. The reason why this ancient practice is so great is that it’s one of those 2in1 things. It exercises your body while nurturing your soul. It keeps all your muscles tight (even those you didn’t know you have) and it aids your sleep and digestion as well as stress-relief and anxiety. It also allows you to stay in the moment and be mindful which will greatly improve your travel experience.
Another thing most travelers neglect is sleep. However, good sleep is crucial for a healthy body and mind and not catching enough of it can cause various health issues from depression and moodiness to fatigue and forgetfulness. It can also increase your appetite and make you crave unhealthy food, especially carbs which is totally not good if you’re trying to stay fit while traveling. So, don’t hesitate to cut your day short and go to bed earlier.
Leading a nomadic life and traveling around the world might have its hard parts (missing family, feeling nostalgic and conquering language barriers) but staying fit, healthy and safe doesn’t have to be one of them. If you follow these tips, you’ll enjoy your adventures more than ever!
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