Who doesn’t love a much-needed vacation? Warmer weather, no responsibilities, exotic food… we could all use some R&R.
However, traveling can sometimes get the best of us. All the delicious food, drinking, and hours on the plane can leave us definitely out of our routine.
Don’t let difficult traveling circumstances turn you into a slob. There are countless ways to maintain that fierce, fit, and fabulous you while traveling. Let’s take a look at nine ways to travel fit and in style.
Go Casual, Not Sloppy
There’s a fine line between being comfortable and just looking plain sloppy. Please retire your Juicy Sweatsuit from 2005 and grow up a little. Casual, boyfriend-cut jeans, a flowy shirt, and simple jewelry will keep you looking polished and effortless. Nix the Uggs, and try a cute pair of comfortable flats instead to make your outfit. You can still be comfortable, yet sophisticated.
Roll Your Clothes
Rolling your clothes instead of folding them can actually decrease the amount of wrinkles, and also save space in your suitcase. Save on the wrinkles, creasing, and space? Sign me up!
Channel Your Inner Clean Freak
Trains, airports, hotels… traveling is a germ feeding frenzy. We are all touching the doors, counters, faucets, and surfaces, and the last thing you need on your vacation getaway is to get sick. Avoid this by carrying antibacterial sanitizer or wipes with you. You don’t need to get OCD about it – just be conscious of this and try your best to stay clean.
Stretch During And After Your Flight
If you travel frequently, sitting in a cramped space for a long period of time can have serious health consequences. To keep clots and other issues from forming during those long flights, periodically walk around or stretch a bit in your seat. After you get off the plane, try to do a few stretches or yoga poses to loosen up and get your blood moving.
Keep Your Beauty Essentials On-Hand
Tinted moisturizer, mascara, lip balm, and a light scarf are four essential items to keep in your bag. The right tinted moisturizer can freshen up your skin, and mascara can help enhance your eyes, while lip balm can add some color and moisture to your lips as well.
A light scarf can come in handy in so many different ways; whether you want to keep warm on the chilly plane, or want to dress up your outfit, a scarf is a great accessory to have on-hand. Lululemon makes a fabulous, versatile Vinyasa scarf that you can wear a bunch of different ways, and is the perfect travel accessory.
With delayed flights consuming your day, hydration can simply skip your mind. Traveling in hot and dry areas especially can leave you very dehydrated.
Staying hydrated can help your heart and muscles work more efficiently, so try to stock up on purified water and carry a re-usable water bottle with you to keep refilling.
Don’t Quit Exercising
Vacation is for relaxing and enjoying new experiences, but don’t completely let yourself go. It’s important to stay active and keep moving during your vacation time. Not only will this help you feel better, but it will also assist in keeping you bikini-ready.
Use your hotel wifi to stream workout videos on Youtube. Check out the local fitness scene, and see what local gyms will give you a free trial pass for the week. Try a fitness class in the area, or take a walk on the beach with friends after dinner.
Start Each Meal With Soup Or Salad
Broth-based soups and salads are water-rich foods. The Volumetrics diet, created by Barbara Rolls, PhD, focuses on water-rich foods that can help control hunger by keeping you fuller on fewer calories. Before you dive into the bread basket at dinner, try starting with a brothy soup or salad to fill you up before the main course.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen
Sunburns are nobody’s look. Skin that is sunburned indicates damage to the cells and blood vessels. Apply sunscreen at least 20-30 minutes before you go outside, and reapply about every 2 hours as needed. Save your skin from serious damage, and apply some bronzer if you’re craving more color.
Speaking of sunscreen, did you know that you can use essential oils to help combat the sun’s effects? Find out all the amazing qualities of essential oils here!
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