For three weeks, Wednesday Wellness is hitting the road! Peak Coordinator Audra Labert writes about maintaining personal wellness while traveling. Catch all 3 weeks, and comment with your own tips and stories from your travels!
Week 1: Getting into a New Groove
Depending on the length of your travels, settling into a new routine-or lack thereof- can take a lot of energy. During the first week of 3 weeks of traveling, here’s what I’m doing to protect my energy AND make the most of my visit:
Avoid excessive movement. After 30 hours and 1500 miles of car time, I spent the first 3 days in one area. Instead of moving around a lot, staying in multiple places and seeing all there is to see, I stayed close to our first destination to “recharge”.
Saturate with Superfood. Taking a “food vacation” is normal and necessary during travel (a rainy-day trip to the Burger King play place en-route, for example). Even though quick, not-so-healthy food can be somewhat necessary on the road, make sure to incorporate good, nutrient dense food ASAP. I chose to bring along a superfood shake powder for quick and easy nutrition throughout my entire trip. I do this every morning at home, so keeping up this habit on the road will not only help maintain my nutrition and energy while traveling, but make for an easier transition when I get home.
Get rid of trip guilt. Face it: You can’t do it all. Whether it’s being realistic about activities, prioritizing the most important sights to see, or trying to condense visits with family and friends, set an intention to make choices that are best for you and your fellow travelers- even if it means missing out. Plan meaningful, quality time, and try to embrace each situation as it comes.
On this 3-week hiatus, I’m in it for the long-haul! Stay tuned for two more weeks of stay-well travel tips, and comment with your own!
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