There is no doubt that travelling is medicine for the soul but it also involves many other issues related to health. Even my own grand adventure includes a fair share of bumps, bruises, germs and stresses. It seems really tempting to travel around the world but its overwhelming to leave the comfort of your home. You need to keep your mind, body and spirit in full working order therefore we comprised a list of advices from various travelers.
1. Embrace the art of travel yoga
Yoga is the best way to keep your mind, body and spirit finely tuned. It can deal with them in the best possible way. If you have not tried it ever then consider it this time. Even many hotels offer it as it helps you to deal with journey related problems, have good sleep and soul bond with fellow travelers.
2. Hiking is the best travel workout
Hiking offers numerous muscular and stamina benefits along with a soothing feeling for your body and mind. It can be considered as the best exercise where you communicate with the nature. It is impossible that someone will be stressed after a hike up.
3. Indulge in a natural mud bath
It may seem weird at the first glance but it is a healthy activity. Getting dirty is actually good sometimes where you can choose the natural salt spa of the Dead Sea or swim in a Colombian mud volcano. In this way you allow the Mother Nature to give your pores a boost.
4. Be open to spiritual travel
Taking care of your soul is as important as taking care of your body. Many travellers turn their journey into spiritual one by finding out the new perspective on their place in the universe. Give your journey a new meaning by exploring the world and the deeper meanings of your place.
5. Time for a digital detox?
Travelling around the world helps you to realize that some of the happiest people in the world are those living in less developed countries. Detoxing from digital world will give your mind and soul a little boost. This stepping back will be a good way for mental makeover while travelling.
6. You’ve GOTTA get enough sleep
Whether you are at home or travelling no one can deny the importance of sleep. Whenever going for a travel journey always choose the hostel or place that is comfortable enough. This will help you in long run and your body, mind and spirit will be thankful to you.
7. Indulge a little
The best way to taking care of your spirit is enjoying yourself. You have no idea that how travelling is going to change your life. You will get the chance to experience the wonders of the world. So do not be afraid in exploring new things and places.
8. Learn how to eat healthy while travelling
Mostly people claim health issues while travelling but they can be resolved by eating right food according to your health. Whenever you are out always remember to have healthy snacks. Look for necessary nutrients rather than luxury.
9. Routine. Routine. Routine.
Traveling is a wonderful experience but it also requires proper planning. This planning will help you to enjoy your daily travel and also regulate your mind and body. You will have a stress free travel journey.
10. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated while travelling may seem like an easy thing but it becomes too hard when all you have deal is sun and sweating. Always remember to keep a water bottle with you. And if you are not sure about the water quality then keep some water purification tablets as well.
11. Always drink responsibly
Yes, everyone loves parties and awesome night outs. Sometimes it is too hard to ignore all those parties and enjoy the drinks. But in all this never forget that you are a traveller and don’t drink so much that you don’t even remember your trip!
12. Pace yourself
Chill out because there is no need to stress or overwhelmed you. You are not bound to follow each and every activity. You will only burn yourself in this way.
13. Workout while traveling
Traveling itself provides various ways of doing exercise in daily life. But if you are not climbing mountains and exploring vast cities on foot then make sure to break a sweat during the day time. It will keep your mind, body and spirit in good health.
14. Walk as much as you can
Walking is really good for your health. And if you walk during travelling then you will notice that it will keep your metabolism moving. It also gives you new ways of exploring the place where you have travelled to.
15. Learn to love yourself
Loving yourself helps you to keep your spirit health. The open roads and beautiful adventure also gives you the chance to discover your own self. While you are on a journey get a chance to develop a healthy love of who you are as a person.
16. Open your mind and heart
Opening your heart and mind is also a kind of soul healing. Getting the time to learn about other cultures gives you the opportunity to bring peace to the mind.
17. Don’t forget your fiber
One of the best nutrients that you should not forget to take is fiber. Never neglect the intake of fiber during the travel.
18. Keep reading and learning
A healthy mind can help you to navigate better in your life challenges. Reading and learning are the two key factors that help you to keep your mind healthy.
19. Kill those germs
Cleanness will protect you from so many health issues. During the trip keep your hands, cloths and everything clean. You should never take the sanitation for granted. You should also keep a sanitizer with you.
20. Fresh air is the best air
Fresh air is a blessing that cleanses your heart, your skin, your lungs, and your emotions. So next time when you go somewhere, experience the beauty of this natural world.
21. Alone time can be incredible
Solo travelling is a life changing experience. Sometimes loneliness is the best soothing medicine for your soul. Even if you’re travelling with buddies giving yourself some alone time would be good for yourself.
22. Pack lighter than you think you need to
Travel unburdens your soul but too many backpacks will burden your body. Packing light is the key to enjoyment. Always pick the things that you need the most and get rid from unnecessary things.
Emotional health is directly linked with the physical health. Take out some time to write about your journey, your feelings and your hardships. You can also start a blog to publish your hard-earned travel tips.
24. Learn some basic meditation techniques
Stress is a kinda poison that never let you stay in good health. The mental and emotional side effects of it are too many to write. The only way to deal with this issue is to consider mediation.
25. Secure your home relationships
Mental health is necessary for every human. The insecurity from the home relationship will spoil yur over all trip.
26. Study basic first aid
Another simple one but important advice is to study about the first aid. In case if you travel to the less developed countries and while venturing out of the city, know your first aid.
27. Safety first
Safety first is the main key factor for a perfect journey. Whenever you are going somewhere always be vigilant and alert.
28. Listen to other travellers
The people who have experienced all those moments can give you better advice. Learn from their experiences and make your adventure more awesome.
29. Embrace the light
Don’t be stingy with the vitamin D as sun is also important for our health. Getting the right amount of vitamin D will keep you healthy and fresh.
30. Coconut oil is your friend
Looking for ways to keep your skin fresh and healthy then consider coconut oil. Turn your hostel room into your spa through this oil.
Steam is good for yourself and for your skin. Open all those pores and let them breath.
32. Be creative
Be creative as it provides you ways to express feelings, emotions, passions and ideas. One of the best things you can do for your health is to express your creativity through art, music, photography, writing, or whatever your chosen form may be.
33. Learn to sleep whenever/wherever you can
Getting enough sleep is important but you should also know the art of achieving it even at unusual places. You may need to travel all night to meet your schedule so learn it.
34. Go vegan
It is good to look for healthy food options. We all love fancy food but that is never good in long run. The love of vegan food will help you to stay healthy during travel.
35. Invest in travel insurance
The travel insurance will give you an edge in case of emergency. It may seem like a waste at first glance until you desperately need it.
36. Protect your skin
Yes you may love tan but too much sun is bad for your skin. Of course you will not like to get those red blister with you during the journey so be careful.
37. Wrap it up
Be safe as we all know that when happens young, energetic, passionate, attractive travellers’ eyes meet across a crowded hostel dance floor.
38. See a doctor first
If you’re going anywhere and feel a bit off then make sure that you see the doctor first. There is no need to take the risk in this time. Take all of your medicines properly.
39. Take your vitamins
Vitamins are the necessary element that let your body running like a well-oiled machine. Travelling can be an exhausting experience so refill your vitamins levels.