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Add Self-Care to Your Summer Travel Itinerary

Traveling can be stressful and even physically demanding, so be sure to add some self-care activities to your itinerary. Here are some tips to help you make healthy choices and feel your absolute best while traveling.

Prioritize wellness

Research the amenities offered at the place you’ll be staying. Is there a gym, yoga studio, or spa nearby? Soothe has partnered with spas and hotels all over the country to offer travelers massage services. Look for hotels that offer these types of wellness treatments or simply use the Soothe app to book an in-room massage or facial

Stay hydrated 

Carry a reusable water bottle with you and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout your journey. Staying hydrated helps to maintain energy levels, supports digestion, and keeps your body functioning properly. Drinking enough water will help you look and feel great, and is well worth a couple of extra bathroom breaks. 

Exercise mindful eating habits

Pack healthy snacks. Bring along nutritious foods like fresh fruits, nuts, granola bars, or homemade trail mix. Healthy snacking curbs hunger between meals and prevents binge eating. It also helps us to avoid carb-loaded, sugary cravings and instead choose healthier meal options.

When eating out, look for restaurants that offer healthy food options, and be sure to include lean proteins, vegetables, and whole grains when ordering. Avoid excessive consumption of processed or fried foods. Eating well while on vacation will keep you feeling good and energized during your trip. 

Be mindful of portion sizes, especially when trying new foods or eating at buffets. It’s easy to overindulge while traveling, so listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.

Choose active adventures

Incorporate physical activity into your travel plans. Explore the destination by walking or cycling, or take advantage of any fitness facilities available at your accommodation. Consider exploring local parks or hiking trails for fun outdoor activities.

Get enough sleep

Traveling can wreak havoc on our sleep schedules. It’s important to get quality sleep to help your body recover from travel fatigue and keep your immune system functioning optimally. Stick to a regular sleep schedule as much as possible. Pack a portable white noise machine and an eye mask for uninterrupted sleep – wherever you go. If you’re traveling to a faraway destination, get good rest in the week leading up to your trip. Here’s a great article on how to cure and prevent jet lag, according to scientists.

Remember, sustaining a healthy lifestyle is about finding a balance between enjoying new experiences and taking care of your well-being. By incorporating these tips, you can make healthier choices and enhance your overall travel experience.