It’s that time of year again! The summer is here, and you may be preparing for a vacation. When traveling, it’s important to keep health goals in mind. Whether by land or air, there are ways to stay healthy while on the go. Here are six tips that will help.
IN THE CAR
1. Be Mindful of Drinking
Summer beverages can be surprisingly high in hidden sugar and unhealthy additives. From cocktails to snowballs, these sweet and icy drinks can contain an entire meals’ worth of calories but offer minimal nutritional value.
Quench your thirst with bottled water, diet, or low-calorie beverages instead of sugar-sweetened drinks. You can add slices of lemon, lime, cucumber, or watermelon, or any fruit you like, to flavor your water.
For an inexpensive thirst-quencher, carry a water bottle and refill it throughout the day.
2. Stave off hunger with nutritious nibbles
Pack healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables, and nuts to eat instead of cookies, chips, or candy. These healthy snacks can help keep you satisfied.
Healthy fats and protein foods like peanut butter and hummus will also help curb your appetite. When you have healthy foods handy, you’re less likely to eat something unhealthy.
AT THE REST STOP
1. Choose healthy food
Rest stops and convenience stores can offer a variety of food options. Choose snacks or meals that best support healthy eating. You can also bring your own food to keep your body and your wallet happy!
2. Increase your physical activity
A rest stop is also a good place to get active. While you’re there, take 10 minutes to walk, jog, do a few jumping jacks or other exercises you like. Some