I recently traveled to Brazil for the wedding of my step-daughter, Lizzi Rountree and to visit the Iguazu Falls and was able to stay healthy and rested throughout the trip. Below are some travel suggestions so other world-travelers can have the best experience possible while exploring exciting places.
- Bring Yoga Tools. Stretching after a long airplane ride or different beds and pillow can make all the difference to ease pain and tight muscles. Bring a strap, small yoga mat or sticky gloves and socks sold by Gaiam and work with yoga routines on Youtube.
- Plan to Exercise. If you are not walking all day seeing sites, then make plans to exercise. Seek out a gym in a hotel or do city or country hikes to keep the body flowing.
- Resist Temptation. Jet lag or sleep deprivation makes you want to gravitate towards foods containing sugar and caffeine, presumably to ward off fatigue. Choose veggies and fruits and pack snacks for healthy options and rehydrate with water instead of soda or alcoholic beverages.
- Boost Digestion. Carry probiotics and drink or eat fermented foods to keep your digestion gut strong and healthy, especially when sampling the local cuisine.
- Deepen Sleep with Melatonin. Melatonin is a pineal hormone that regulates our body’s internal clock. It can ease jet lag (travel both directions), reset your system and help you to get better sleep overall while traveling.
- Build Immune Health. Colds and flu are can be avoided with a strong immune system. Before you travel, plan on getting plenty of rest. Take immune boosting herbs on the airplane, such as Liquid Wellness Formula by Source Naturals, Airborne or Emergen-C and keep taking them daily as you travel.