With the holidays sneaking up on us, our calendars are suddenly full of travel. Sounds exhausting, doesn't it? Whether it's a day drive to Mom's house or a flight across country, travel can be draining. Which is especially frustrating when we're trying to stay in shape, and holiday travel sets us back.
Here are a few simple tricks to avoid travel fatigue and maintain our healthy habits, so we can all get through the holidays feeling like our midsummer best.
We know that eating junk won't do us any good. But the holidays are full of temptations. Don't be afraid to indulge in some special treats, but remember moderation and healthy alternatives when possible. You can't control what your great aunt makes for dinner, but you can control the snacks you bring on the way to her house.
When our daily schedule is out of whack, it's easy to forget a simple thing like water. Get yourself a water bottle that you love and is easy to keep with you at all times for that hydration reminder.
While traveling between time zones can be tricky, it’s important to stick as closely to your sleep schedule as possible. When you do change time zones, base your bedtime on the place you're in -- even if it feels much later or earlier. Try to shoot for a solid eight hours each night, and encourage your family to do the same.
That $8 airplane cocktail is tempting, but try to hold off until you've landed, at least. This will help to avoid early onset fatigue, and help your brain perform better as you maneuver through those stressful airports.
Thirty minutes each day should do the trick. Ask you mother-in-law to go on a walk with you. Take your brother to the tennis court. Challenge your spouse to run with you every morning. This way you’re not taking away precious family time, but killing two birds with one stone.
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