Vacations are great right? But the parts I think we can all do without are food poisoning, getting the runs (it’s never a fun race), constipation and getting anxious during flights (or maybe that’s just me). So just recently I got hitched and took off to SE Asia and travelled to Bali, Cambodia and Vietnam (which I will tell you is one incredible place). And people ask me all the time, “Do you ever bring supplements with you while you travel?” And of course I do. In fact I have a bunch of tools that I wanted to share with you and this week I roped in my husband Arik to talk to you about our:
Five Healthy Travel Tips
PS – I’ve included my FREE Healthy Travel Guide that you can download now.
Here is an overview of what to expect:
Probiotics – How I store them while travelling to retain their potency.
You’ll find out why I don’t believe in shelf-stable probiotics and how to properly travel with probiotics that require refrigeration. It is possible. I’ve gone to South America and now SE Asia with mine and I would never travel without them. They’ll help prevent food poisoning, traveller’s diarrhea (or what Bali called, “Bali Belly”) and may even help prevent constipation.
How to clean your cutlery if you question their cleanliness.
This was sort of a big one for me in SE Asia. I saw everyone wipe their chopsticks with napkins and I always wondered what good that would do. But when you receive chopsticks that are still soaking wet with tap water, I have to be concerned. So I began using a lemon or lime wedge to clean my chopstick. The citric acid from the lemon or lime will help to stave off any bacteria.
Grapefruit seed extract – a must-have anti-parasitic.
Grapefruit seed extract should not be confused with grapeseed extract (which is an antioxidant). Instead, this is an anti-parasitic and I take one capsule with lunch and dinner.
Vacations are not an excuse to let yourself go.
Working out is not a form of torture that you need to escape from. Movement is key for a healthy lifestyle period. So when I travel, I’ll either workout in the gym that’s provided or if I’m staying in an Airbnb, I’ll find a local gym and get my workouts in. Extreme? Maybe to some but I feel like a million bucks when I travel and avoid gaining the average SEVEN POUNDS that are gained post travel.
Love these tips?