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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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 :)

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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.

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling:

1) HYDRATE!

  • 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.

2) MULTITASK!

  • 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!

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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:

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.

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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!

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