6 Tips To Stay Healthy While Traveling This Summer
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

6 Tips To Stay On The Health Kick While Traveling This Summer

If you are worried about keeping up with your healthy routine while vacationing this summer, these six tips below are for you!

6 Tips To Stay On The Health Kick While Traveling This Summer

Throughout the spring semester, I became much more health conscious. I had been eating the right things and exercising often. Sadly, summer vacation can easily get the best of our routine, especially when it comes to traveling. Here are six ways to stick with your healthy habits while traveling this summer!

1. First stop: grocery shop.


The very first thing my family does when we arrive at our destination is grocery shop. We buy cereal and other quick breakfast necessities, easy dinners for lazy nights, and loads of snacks to get us through the week. Instead of buying Pop-Tarts and potato chips, opt for fresh fruit and veggies. My favorite quick breakfast is oatmeal with fruit. Salad ingredients are also a must! Don't force yourself to buy anything you don't enjoy - simply think of your favorite healthy meals and snacks and toss them in the cart! This will make it easier not to splurge on the bad stuff when you're inside your condo or hotel room.

2. Pack healthy snacks.


Whether you're going to be site-seeing or relaxing at the beach, you're bound to get hungry. To avoid an unhealthy purchase from a vendor or gas station, pack a few snacks in the morning to go! Some of my favorite snacks are veggies with hummus, apples with peanut butter, and trail mix.

3. Look at the menu ahead of time.


Although we buy groceries, eating out is one of the best parts of vacation. If you decide to go out to eat, Google the menu of the restaurant and decide what to order before you walk in the door. Don't open the menu in the restaurant and definitely order first - no pressure to change your mind!

4. One cheat per day.


Don't forget - you are on vacation! If you want dessert, go for it! To help avoid eating something sweet with every meal, give yourself one cheat each day, whether it's a piece of chocolate cake after dinner or an ice cream cone on the beach! Treat yo self!

5. Make water your number one travel buddy.


We have all been told how important it is to drink water - and it is! Pack your favorite water bottle and keep it with you wherever you go. This will not only help keep you hydrated in the likely high temperatures but it will also make you less hungry, causing you to avoid snacking too much throughout the day.

6. Walk and bike as much as possible.


Being active is a large part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you want to be active during your vacation, walk and bike rather than driving. Many cities and popular vacation spots have bke rentals. This is also a fun activity to do with friends and family! Walking is also a great way to exercise and definitely an option if you are staying somewhere within walking distance of restaurants and other attractions!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments