Travel Tips: 4 Ways to Practice Wellness While Traveling

Somehow vacations seem to give us permission to indulge, but have you ever regretted getting off of your workout and wellness routine for a few days of shameless bliss?  It's important to integrate wellness into each of your getaways to maintain balance and leave feeling rejuvenated.  Here are some of my favorite wellness tips;

Workout – If you have a workout routine, stick with it while you’re traveling.  While it may seem difficult to get a workout in, it will help you immensely with staying on track.  Ask about local gyms you could utilize during your stay.  Check out Class Pass, Soul Cycle or Equinox for heart pumping workouts that are inspiring. If you can’t fit a workout into your schedule, try walking through the city instead of taking an Uber or head up the stairs at your hotel to get back to your room.  Even if you don’t go all the way up, at least you’re getting your blood flowing! 

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Stay Hydrated – Make sure to drink lots of water while traveling.  I’m the first to admit that I love a great glass of wine or bubbly champagne to “celebrate” a new adventure.  Try to refrain from drinking too much or avoid it all together.  You’ll feel much better when taking on your activities during your trip. 

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Be Still – Find time for prayer, reflection or meditation in the midst of your travels.  One of my most pronounced travel memories I’ve had was after returning from Argentina from studying abroad, every single person was on their cell phones completely unaware of the moment.  I’ll never forget how that felt, so whenever I travel I try to be present in my environment.  Smile at people walking by, read a book or just be still with your thoughts.  Simply enjoy the moment and get excited for what’s to come. 

Miraval waiting area

Pamper Yourself – One my favorite things about staying in beautiful hotels is using those spa like tubs!  Bring a bath bomb, a hydrating face mask and an exfoliating scrub for your own in-room spa day!  If the hotel has a spa, take advantage of a treatment or simply enjoy a day use of the facilities and utilize the steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and more. 

Park Hyatt Aviara - Spa

What are some of your favorite ways to stay well when traveling?  

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