I’ve spent the better part of last year traveling, and while it is the most exciting, exhilarating experience, it can be hard to maintain health while simultaneously being on the road or in different countries. When your routine is always changing, new food is being introduced, or you are trapped in airports or on buses for hours on end, keeping a healthy mind and body can be the least priority. It often leads to exhaustion at the end of a trip and trouble getting back into healthy habits. So, how can you stay healthy throughout your trip and keep your mind and body on the right track while having the best experience away from home?

  • Maintain Your Meditation Practice: Staying consistent with your meditation practice can help you stay sane in the most hectic travel moments. While traveling, we can experience our highest highs while we meet new people, see new sights, and encounter new culture, but we can also experience our lowest lows of stress and anxiety. Meditating and taking the time each day to center and ground your breath will help you ride the highs and lows or help settle your moods into a more consistent flow. 
  • Find Moments Each Day To Connect With Yourself: Traveling can be extremely fast-paced with days packed full of adventure – from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall into bed. While it is easy to get sucked into a pace when you want to see and do everything, it is important to take a small amount of time each day for your mental and physical health and slow down and connect back with yourself. It could be as simple as taking some time to journal, stretch, or stay in bed for an extra five minutes and make a gratitude list in the morning.
  • Practice Yoga In The Morning Or At Night: Practicing yoga in the morning or at night while you are traveling can help with jet lag, mental fog, and muscle stiffness. Take a few moments to practice sun salutations each morning or stretch out your tired and sore legs at the end of the day. You can print out sequences to take with you or use classes that you’ve found online if you don’t want to go out and find a yoga studio in the city that you are traveling in.
  • Pack Healthy Snacks: Being prepared with healthy, nutritious snacks will save you from the last minute hunger that may send you straight to junk food. Pack bars with minimal ingredients, dried fruit, or roasted fava beans that will keep you satisfied during travel. It’s also a great idea to pack greens powder packets that you can add to water or juice for extra nutrients and vitamins while you are traveling and in an area where you may have less access to leafy greens. 
  • Walk As Much As You Can: This one is self-explanatory, but try to walk wherever you can. It’s a great way to see the city, get better acquainted with where you are, and a wonderful way to move your body without having to think about getting a workout.

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