Restoration Health

Tips for Better Travel

If you’ve ever traveled, you know how challenging it can be to make sure every detail has been taken care of before you leave. And once you’re on the way, there are different obstacles that have to be navigated including poor food quality and lack of movement while flying.

So, let’s take a look at some of the things you can easily do to make your travel a little easier and not sabotage your diet in the process.

  1. Bring along stable snacks including nuts and some kind of fat bar. There are a number of keto bars on the market and online. Just be sure to include of some kind of fat in order to keep your blood sugar steady and reduce hunger.
  2. Water, water, water, water. Being in an airplane can be very dehydrating so make sure you drink plenty of water before you leave home. But having a full bladder while being stuck in you seat during in-flight turbulence is never fun. Instead of drinking a lot while flying, start drinking water about 20 minutes before landing and then make a bee-line for the restroom when you get off the plane.
  3. Maintain some level of exercise whether going out for a short walk every day or, if in a hotel, take advantage of the in-house gym. Sitting in an airplane can impair circulation and contribute to fatigue. Some flights can be bumpy enough that you aren’t able to get up and walk around. So as soon as you’re on the ground, find some time to get moving!
  4. If you’ve hopped a few time zones during your trip, you might not be sleeping very well. We recommend using a great herbal product that is nothing short of miraculous for helping you adjust almost instantly to your new time zone, regardless of the time change. It has several important herbs in it but the one we love the most is rhodiola. If you are traveling a distance and don’t want to deal with the sleep and time changes, let us know and we’ll get you hooked up before you leave.
  5. Finally, breathe. Traveling through airports, being confined in an airplane for several hours, navigating the security check line, and having to interact with other people can be stressful. If you start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, stop and take a breath. A big one. And let the exhale come from your toes. Repeat this a few times and before you know it, you’ll feel much more present and in control.

I hope these quick tips help you have a more successful trip the next time you head out for a wonderful adventure!

Have fun!

Ronda Nelson

Ronda L. Nelson, PhD, MH is a holistic nutritionist and master herbalist who started Restoration Health, Inc. to help support and restore optimal health for those who are looking for alternative options with regard to their overall health and well-being.

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