5 Tips To Stay Healthy On Vacation

It’s easy to leave all your healthy habits back home when you go on vacation. The healthy breakfast, sensible lunch and light dinner are forgotten. Instead, you indulge in the buffets and the restaurants to the point where you need to head back to the room for a snooze.

We’ve been there and we get it. Vacation is meant to be a time of relaxation and indulgence. Having to watch what you eat when trying to relax can seem seem stressful and difficult. That’s why we put together these tips to help keep you on the right track, without interfering with your getaway!

1. Don’t Wait Until You’re on the Road or in the Terminal.

Maintaining healthy habits while on vacation is all about planning. If your first stop for food is at a gas station 30 minutes down the road, or at the airport terminal, you’re setting yourself up for failure! These places have a ton of tempting unhealthy options, which makes it difficult for you to choose the apple instead of the bag of candy.

Instead, make a list of healthy and portable snacks that you can pack with you before you leave and make a quick trip to the grocery store! Because you’ll already have healthy food on hand, you’ll be less inclined to wander the isles of the gas station or grab a greasy burger in the terminal.

Need some ideas for portable healthy snacks beyond packing an apple or a banana? SnackNation can help you out.

2. Give Your Immune System a Boost.

Whether you’re traveling by plane, or packed tight in the car for a road trip, it can be easy to catch a bug when traveling. That’s why it’s always important to make sure you’re doing what you can to keep the germs away. The last thing anyone wants is to be sick on vacation! There are a lot of things that you can do to stay healthy, but here are a couple easy ones.

Multi-vitamins and vitamin C supplements are always a good foundation to help support your immune system, and can help supplement your nutrient intake while you’re on vacation.

The next thing you can do is bring some hand sanitizer or wipes. When you’re in close quarters with other people it is much easier to spread germs. Bringing a small amount of hand sanitizer (under 2oz if flying) or a pack of wipes can help stop the germs before they can get you sick!

3. Drink Water. Then Drink More Water.

You’re body is made up of over 60% water, so if you’re not hydrating, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Drinking water is your foundation for staying healthy, so it’s very important to be mindful of how much water you are drinking.

The best way to stay hydrated and avoid sugary drinks such as sodas or juices is to bring water with you! It can be easy enough to bring a jug of water for your road trip, but due to restrictions, you can’t bring containers of liquid over 2 ounces through TSA. You can work around this though. Drink a bottle of water before you leave for the airport and keep the empty bottle with you to refill at a water fountain after you pass through security!

Easy enough right? We thought so! If you’d like more info on how much water you should be drinking everyday click here.

4. Cook For Yourself


Eating healthy while at your destination may seem like the hardest habit to maintain, and for good reason. Most hotel rooms don’t have a kitchen, but the hotels usually have enticing restaurants in the lobby or nearby and room service can be just a phone call away. With so many obstacles, it can seem impossible to be healthy once you check in.

This is why being a Global Travel Network member is so great! if you’re staying in a condominium, you have a kitchen at your disposal. It can be really easy to cook up delicious and healthy and money too. If you were to go out to eat with a family of four you would could spend well over $50 on the meals, but cooking it in your condo could cost you less than half that. Check out iFoodreal for quick healthy recipes!

If you decide to treat yourself and go out, that’s a alright too! Just be mindful of what and how much you order. If you need some tips on eating healthy when going out to eat, click here

5. Make Exercise Fun!

Exercise may not be fun for most people, but the thing is a lot of the fun things you normally do on vacation require exercise! Swimming in the pool? thats exercise. hiking on the local trails or just walking around town? thats exercise. Skiing down a mountain? Well that’s definitely exercise!

Additionally make use of the on-site gym if there’s one available or even do some at-home workouts on the beach or in your room! The possibilities are almost endless. If you need some pointers oprah.com has you covered.

See! It’s a lot easier than it seems to get some exercise while on vacation!

Still think it’s too hard to stay healthy on vacation? We didn’t think so! Now go enjoy your next vacation, guilt-free!