Travel Tips and Ideas

Staying Healthy While Traveling

by Isabelle Raffin | Aug 04, 2022
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Many of us are chasing a goal of being the healthiest versions of ourselves. Whether you take vitamins every day, work out 7 days a week or count your macros, we all have our own ways of getting healthy and staying healthy. We work so hard to ensure the best outcome at home, so why not work on some healthy habits while traveling? Check out some tips and tricks we’ve pulled together to stay healthy while traveling.

Skin protection

This might be an obvious one, but can be a very important one as well. Often times, we vacation to warmer, sunnier places than we live in. It is important to be aware of the climate that you're traveling to so you can properly pack sunscreen and hats if necessary.  After a day outside, you may also want to remember to hydrate your skin by packing some lotion. These steps can help you to keep your skin protected during your trip!


We all know that water is an essential resource for our bodies and that it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. However, many of us lose sight of how much water we are or are not drinking amidst all the fun things we’re doing on vacation. It may be a good idea to bring a reusable water bottle on your trip so that you can have water on hand and be able to track how much you're drinking.


Although many of us travel to relax and lay around, it can be beneficial to keep active while away. Even small amounts of activity can give you energy, boost your mood, and help you sleep¹. There may even be new activities for you to try at your destination, such as snorkeling or beach yoga. Spend some time moving your body each day to help support a healthy lifestyle.

First-Aid Kits

Although we all hope to avoid injury while traveling, there are times when a bump or a scrape is inevitable. Packing a small travel first-aid kit is a good idea. Even in the case of a new pair of shoes gone wrong, you may want a band aid on hand to cover that blister up. You can find travel first-aid kits online at places like Amazon.

Pace yourself

Traveling can take a bit of a toll on our bodies due to the fast pace in which we often find ourselves moving. We often want to see and do as much as possible in the short amount of time that we have, but it could be beneficial to conserve your energy levels by pacing yourself. Schedule out your time before you embark on your trip. And be sure to schedule down time!

Sanitize your hands

Whether you're at home, traveling one state over or to the other side of the globe, sanitizing your hands frequently may be a good idea. Our hands touch many more foreign objects than we might think. So, next time you're going to be heading out, think about taking a small bottle of hand soap or hand sanitizer with you.

Take care of your health at home and while enjoying your travels. Be sure to consider travel protection each time you travel for those moments where things don’t turn out the way you planned. Talk to your travel advisor today or visit our website to learn more about how it can help you.







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