5 Tips for a Healthy Summer Road Trip
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — that’s right, it’s summer. Time for movies in the park, naps on the lawn, the sun’s heat on your back, watching a ball game, eating sliced watermelon, and most especially, road trips.
Yes, summer is the time to pull out the cooler, pack a bag, and head out on the open road. There’s no telling what adventures await you. But you’ve got to be careful, as traveling can upset your diet and throw off your health regimen. Fortunately a little planning ahead can help you fill your head with memories, instead of your stomach with regrets.
Here are 5 tips to make your road trip more enjoyable:
- Pack healthy snacks — Fast food restaurants and rest stops will offer some mighty tempting — and unhealthy — treats, but you don’t have to give in. Bring along some healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts,Nutrimeal™ or Nutrition Bars, and you will be prepared when the munchies hit. When you do eat out, try to stick with whole grains and grilled meats as opposed to fried foods. Also throw in USANA®Digestive Enzyme and USANA® Probiotic, just in case.
- Squeeze in some stretches — Being cramped up in a car can restrict your blood flow, so each time you visit a rest stop or gas station, take a few minutes to exercise. Stretch out your legs, do some lunges, and take a brisk walk around the area before buckling back in.
- Don’t drive drowsy — Traveling can take its toll on your energy levels, but driving drowsy is extremely dangerous. When you start to feel sleepy be sure to take the right precautions: pull over and take a nap, switch drivers or try Rev3Energy ® to get you up and going again. When it’s time to go to bed try Pure Rest™to help you get the shut-eye you need, when you need it, no matter your destination.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes — Over long periods of time, tight clothing can restrict your blood circulation and lead to potential health risks. Make sure you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and open-toed shoes to give your body a chance to breathe, especially if you’ll be experiencing a major change in elevation.
- Be prepared — Be sure to pack all of the pills and prescriptions you may need and don’t forget your supplements. It’s easy to count out your packets from your HealthPak™ or MyHealthPak™ to make sure your body still gets the nutrients it needs. It’s also a good idea to throw in a first-aid kit, allergy medicine, bug spray and flashlight.
When it comes to having a good time, you can never be too prepared. Make your trip one to remember and follow these tips to help keep you safe and healthy — wherever the road may take you.
Leave a comment and let us know where you’re headed this summer!