Traveling, whether it’s for a short or long amount of time, your health can easily take a turn for the worst so attempt to look after yourself, but always remember that your on holiday and it’s a time to indulge in your favourite foreign things.
The recommended sleep for adults is between 7-9 hours sleep. I know for a fact that on holiday you will be getting a lot less, being a tourist throughout the day and partying at night, sleep deprivation can happen.
Sleeping is like putting yourself oncharge, the less and less charge you have the more slow you get, you may start being forgetful and stressed reducing your mental health.
On the other hand, I recommend power naps, even 10 minutes is great to give your brain a rest and to feel energised when you wake up. These can happen during train journeys or on busses, just make sure you set an alarm otherwise you could end up totally lost. If you really struggle to sleep then some natural vitamin supplements such as EPA Fish Oil can aid sleep and metabolism.
Keeping hydrated is so important it boosts your metabolism and gives you plenty of energy, it supports mental and physical health although you may need to go to the bathroom often, it has all positive benefits.
When I say hydrated it means with water and not cocktails.
Especially when your hot and it’s all sun and sweat it’s so important to stay hydrated so you’re health doesn’t take a turn for the worst. Attempt to avoid the coffee and Redbull when you’re tired and aim to drink plenty of water it has the same benefits and no negatives.
Eating when traveling can go either one of two ways. Firstly, you could not eat atall and not realise as your keeping yourself so occupied sight seeing or doing activities, which is unhealthy because it could result in a serious lack of energy and lightheadedness which isn’t good in hot climates. On the other hand you could over indulge in the culture and eat at every opportunity, therefore you could quickly gain weight or eat something that could make you ill for a number of days.
Breakfast is so important, attempt to eat breakfast every morning it postpones hunger for the day and carbs are are perfect source of slow releasing energy throughout the day. Vitamins are an easy way to make sure you get sufficient nutrients throughout the day, EPA fish oil aids sleep, probiotics can reduce digestive problems, rhodiola can increase energy and decrease stress.
• Pace yourself
Travelling can be overwhelming so don’t try and fit everything in one day, you will exhaust yourself physically and mentally. If you are going for a short period of time you may have to make a few sacrifices due to the limited time.
Traveling is exhausting anywhere, even using public transport can be a challenge, using google translate, directions and having to ask people who often don’t speak the same language so I would attempt to plan your journey and leave yourself plenty of time for errors made and to make sure you eat and drink in between.
• Attempt to exercise
You may not feel like exercising however attempt to walk everywhere, or swim or go for a run, it will help you feel energised for the day and keep the weight off whilst you are indulging in all the fineries of your location. If you cant fit in the time to exercise then vitamin supplements such as iron and EPA fish oil have similar benefits.
Your on holiday, don’t forget to indulge, but within reason. The main part of travelling is to enjoy it, so eat, drink and soak up the sun as much as you want but as just a reminder, always wear sun cream and drink responsibly, drinking stupidly in another country can be dangerous so id just have one less cocktail than usual. Other than that, look after yourself, these are a few easy travel tips that help you keep on top of your health.