Who doesn’t love a good vacation? I know I do. And when it comes to travel, whether it’s for leisure or for work, it’s important for me to maintain my lifestyle habits and health goals. If it’s one thing I hear many patients tell me is they stress about how they will stay consistent while traveling as they are in the middle of behavior change, building new habits, and creating wellness routines.
Traveling is an enjoyment that doesn’t have to compromise your healthy lifestyle habits just because you don’t have your Vitamix with you or your gym nearby.
People often have extreme mindsets that get them into trouble with traveling and with vacation – that is, to let all inhibitions go out the window, keeping the yo-yo effect and the “I fell off the wagon and need to get back on track” story alive and well.
It’s not always easy. It takes practice. But it will make you feel accomplished and in control. This mindset and commitment to consistency is how I have found some of the best products to keep my healthy habit game on point no matter where life takes me.
Electrolyte Packets: Hydration is key when traveling. Flying, new environments, altitudes, and busy schedules can all contribute to dehydration. I love LMNT electrolyte packets to truly stay hydrated at a cellular level – I can really feel a difference with energy and alertness when I use these. Bonus is there is no added sugar! Of course, I have my tea flask, so it’s super easy to stay hydrated with my electrolytes.
Supplement Organizer: I know what you’re thinking, my grandma has one of these for her pills. But this daily/weekly supplement organizer has been a game changer in my life to maintain consistency with my supplements when I travel. If you want to step up your organization game and feel like a wellness rockstar, this will do the trick… It makes life super easy, and you won’t regret it.
Verilux Happy Light: This is a true biohacker’s trick to combat jet lag, optimize energy and improve sleep while traveling. I keep this light on my desk at home, but it easily collapses flat to insert into your luggage while traveling, taking minimal space! This light uses UV-free full-spectrum light to help balance your circadian rhythm. This is a must for people who travel often. Expose your eyes to this light in the morning for 10-20 minutes to improve energy, mood, and focus.
Tea Flask: Drink on the go with this matcha tea flask that keeps you hydrated and energized. But who says you can’t use a T2 Matcha Flask for more than just matcha? I’ve discovered that it’s a versatile companion not limited to a single beverage. I love adding my favorite iced tea for an extra burst of flavor. This stainless steel flask is not only toxin-free, but it’s also the perfect size for on-the-go cold drinks. It even fits in my car’s cup holder! What I love about it is the attached whisk on the lid, allowing me to shake up my drink quickly. It’s super convenient for those hot summer days when you need a refreshing pick-me-up. I just add my favorite drink mixes like this Pique tea or a Matcha Blend!
A Good Book: Last but not least, is there anything better than having some quality time to dive into a good book? I’m a firm believer that reading is a powerful tool for understanding ourselves better. That’s why I’ve curated a list of my favorite books I consider “must-reads.” These books have helped me gain insights and enhance my overall well-being. So go ahead, grab one of these titles, and give yourself the gift of knowledge and self-reflection.
Remember, when it comes to traveling, your health doesn’t have to go on “vacation mode” just because you are somewhere different. With the right products, you can ensure that your health never takes a back seat, no matter where your adventures take you. So pack your essentials, stay hydrated, maintain a healthy supplement routine, boost your mood, sip on your favorite beverages, and lose yourself in a good book. Bon voyage!