Feed your summer adventure
Summer adventure time is here! And we know it’s super easy to make sure you’re making healthy meals, get workouts in, and take moments with good friends and family, but while you’re on the road for vacation or work don't throw all your hard work out the window. Savor great meals and allowing your body to rest when needed, the last thing you want is to feel lethargic and sick because you’re not taking care of yourself. Here are a few stress-free ways to care for your health and wellness while travelling this summer!
Pack snacks, of course!Rather than settle for a sad airport bagel, pack some of your favorites from home! Raw or dried fruit and veggies, small containers of hummus, nuts and seeds, small pouches of nut butter, your favorite vegan gluten free bars *wink-wink*, dark chocolate, even a salad or a bowl of roasted veggies with a hard-boiled egg (just keep it cool & insulated).
Don't forget reusable water bottle
Staying hydrated helps keep your energy up even during long travel days or outdoor activities. Rather than paying $8.00 for a bottle of water at the airport and wasting the plastic, just toss an empty one in your bag and fill it after security.
Easy ways to exercise
Even if you won’t have access to a gym or have time for a serious sweat sesh, you can still find ways to move your body. Instead of scrolling your phone, take a lap around the airport while you wait. Take a morning run or walk instead of Uber-ing across town so you can take in the sights. Take a swim in the pool or ocean. See if there’s a cool hike or trail nearby. Hit a few yoga poses in your hotel room with Simple Yoga available on iTunes (free) and Android (free). If you’re feeling adventurous, try out a group fitness class in town. There are so many ways to use movement to deepen your vacation experience rather than dampen it.
Research farm-to-table type restaurants before you head to your destination. I found a great list at The Good Trade. Farm to table restaurants are likely to have fresh, healthy ingredients that cater to many dietary needs, plus you’ll get a real taste of local flavor. Healthier fast food concept chains include Chipotle, Chopt, Freshii, Sweet Green, most Whole Foodshave hot food bars and my favorite deliver right to me option UBER EATS.
Make a grocery run
If you’re staying a long time or are in a location without healthy dining out options, grab a few easy-prep options to keep in your hotel or rental fridge like fruit, avocados, coconut yogurt, even salad or hot bar items if there’s a nice store nearby! My favorite is Trader Joe's because they usually have small serving sizes and because the have great frozen meals for 1.
Trip coming up soon? Restock on your favorite LOLA treats.