Hey, And Her Little Dog Too readers! Anne here from the food and fitness blog fANNEtastic food 🙂 I’m a runner, (whole) foodie, occasional yogi, and lover of healthy recipe creation who, after years of cubicle work, recently started from scratch and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian (RD)! I actually just finished my first year of grad school and will be doing my first dietetic internship this summer – so far so good 🙂
So, first things first – a BIG congratulations to the newlyweds! I hope they are having a blast on their honeymoon 🙂 Since they are off traveling, and the busy summer travel season is nearly upon us, I thought I would share some of my favorite tips for staying healthy while traveling.
How to Stay Healthy While Traveling:
- Bring a reusable water bottle and drink LOTS of water. My water bottle comes with me everywhere! If flying, bring it through security empty and fill it up on the other side.
- Walking and running are the best ways to see new cities and get a great workout in at the same time. More wiggle room for delicious food, right?
- I also love renting a bike in a new city to explore!
3) PLAN AHEAD!
- If you’re driving, pack food for the day you’re driving. If you’re on a longer trip, hit a grocery store for breakfast and lunch food.
- Pack lots of snacks so you can stay healthy in between meals. Here are some of my favorite packables:
- Store bought: Kashi granola bars, Larabars, Cliff bars, etc.
- Homemade trail mix or almonds (in portion controlled baggies)
- Fresh fruit (bananas, apples, etc. – these can also be “borrowed” from hotel continental breakfasts for mid-day snacks) or dried fruit
- Baggies of pre-portioned oatmeal (with cinnamon, raisins, etc.) and cereal to supplement hotel breakfasts.
I also like to pick one “splurge” meal for the day – I usually stick with healthier food for breakfast and lunch (and snacks, unless there is gelato or ice cream to be eaten, heh), and indulge a bit more at dinner when traveling.
4) WORK IT!
- Use the hotel gym, if there is one.
- Bring resistance bands, a jump rope, printable workout moves, or exercise DVDs (check out this post I wrote for more details on getting a great workout while traveling)
- Always take the stairs.
And lastly: don’t worry too much, you are on vacation! Just stay active and enjoy the trip!
Thanks for reading, everyone! Please come say hello over at my blog and a big thank you to Leslie for inviting me to guest post today!