It can be difficult to stick to a healthy routine while traveling, but it’s possible! At Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine we recommend following the tips below to ensure you have a happy, healthy vacation.

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Find Fruits and Vegetables

Getting your daily servings of fruits and vegetables can be difficult while traveling. We all know this can be especially difficult at the airport! If you need to eat while waiting for your flight, try to find a restaurant that has healthy options like fruit and yogurt, or salad. If you simply can’t find a restaurant with healthy options, try getting an apple or banana at a quick-stop shop.

Exercise in Your Hotel Room, Gym, or Go for Walks

It is important to try to get some type of exercise everyday. The CDC recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (like brisk walking) 5 or more days a week. This can be hard to squeeze in on vacation, but even a couple minutes is better than nothing.

During your downtime hit the hotel gym or you can always exercise in your room. Click here for a few great exercise you can do in your hotel room. Maybe try skipping a ride in the car and walking to your destination to get in your steps.

Take Your Vitamins

If you find that you are prone to getting sick while traveling, try taking vitamins. Vitamins C, B6, and D all help to boost your immune system and fight off minor illnesses and infections while traveling. Always consult your physician before taking new vitamins or supplements.

Cook on Vacation

The best way to make sure you are getting proper nutrition is to cook your own meals. If you are staying in a short-term rental that has a kitchen, cooking your own meals is a great way to also save money. In addition to the financial benefits of cooking your own meals, you also are able to ensure that what you are eating is healthy. You will be able to monitor the ingredients used, their freshness, and you will be able to keep your portion sizes under control.

Get Plenty of Rest and Pace Yourself

When traveling, especially if visiting somewhere new, you’ll want to fill your days full so nothing is missed. This is fine, but it is important to remember to pace yourself. Make sure you get lots of sleep at night to help your body recharge. If you start to feel tired, or achy, slow down. Try taking a long lunch or stopping for a break in a park. If you’re really tired, there’s no shame in heading back to your hotel for a quick nap.

Wash Your Hands

Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and often. This is especially important while traveling as you will likely be exposed to more germs. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm water.

What If I get Sick While on Vacation?

If you or someone you are traveling with happens to get sick while traveling, always remember Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine is here for you! This service is available to you while traveling out of state if you have been seen at one of our clinics before. With a telehealth visit, you can speak with a provider 7 days a week. Click here to learn more and schedule a telehealth visit today.