How can you stay fresh and energized when travelling to enjoy your trip to the fullest? Here are a few tricks and tips:
Nothing can refuel travel lovers like an open road, many new adventures in front of them and great people met on the way. However, no matter how great travelling can be, it can also take a toll on your body, especially if you tend to push yourself over your limits.
Eat well, Stay Energized
You can’t always enjoy a home-cooked meal when travelling, but you can rely on nutritious snacks and plenty of hydration. Depending on where you’re travelling, you can grab a fresh piece of fruit to snack on, chop some veggies for the road, fill your pockets with seeds and nuts (not literally—use little bags, please) and hit local eateries on the way. These solutions are much better than eating chips from the gas station. Having something sweet with you like a granola bar or dark chocolate will be there to replenish your energy and raise your blood sugar without causing a spike that’s too harsh and will result in a quick crash.
When travelling and experiencing a bunch of new things, it’s easy to get carried away and forget to drink water. And when you add a physical activity like walking and hot outdoor weather to the mix, you have a perfect recipe for dehydration. Dehydration can make you feel tired and sleepy and cause serious health issues. So make sure always to have a reusable bottle of water to sip as you walk and keep your hydration in check. They will also count if you can grab some fresh fruit and veggies.
Supplements to Keep Energized
It’s not simple to keep up with your regular vitamin intake from food when you’re on the go, so it might be a smart idea to rely on supplements. These can give you a little kick when you’re feeling down and allow you to absorb nutrients from your food more effectively. Plus, some supplements can encourage sleep which is great for jet lag. And don’t just choose supplements that will protect your body and mind because travelling can be very hard on your beauty, especially hair and skin. When shopping for the best supplements in Australia, you’ll find special supplements made for skin and hair care, so add them to your diet. With these supplements, you will look healthy, radiant and energized even after getting blasted with harsh winds and parched by the sun.
Keep Moving to Stay Energized
If you’re a business traveller, all the meetings, stressful presentations and new offices can drain your energy. To recharge your batteries and enjoy a new motivation for life, get plenty of exercise when travelling. No, going from your taxi to your office doesn’t count! Instead, use your free time to explore your new destination, find a park for a quick run or look for outdoor gyms to refresh your muscle memory. A simple yoga flow can fill you with oxygen and recharge your physical, mental and emotional batteries if you’re stuck in your room due to bad weather.
An often neglected tip for staying energized on the road is to dress as comfortably (and as fashionably!) as possible. It’s crucial to wear comfortable pieces because they will allow you to stay focused on your travel instead of wasting energy on stress caused by tight shoes or pants. If you want to boost your mood, put on a comfy hoodie and some running shoes—it will brighten you up instantly, and you’ll enjoy your trip much more. You’ll be happy to stay exploring instead of rushing to your hotel room to strip and hit the bed.
If you follow these tips above and mix them with getting plenty of sleep and rest, you will feel amazing on your trip and full of new energy and motivation when you come back home. This is the dream, isn’t it!
Peter is an LGBT travel and lifestyle writer at Queer Voices magazine, living between Australia and Europe. Besides writing, he also worked as a freelance fashion stylist for many magazines. A true craft beer and soy latte aficionado, he loves spending his days at the beach and visiting second-hand stores on a daily basis. Follow Peter on Twitter below for more tips.