Holiday Travel Tips

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Wherever you’re headed this holiday season these simple holiday travel tips will help keep you healthy and happy!

1. Hydrate

Bring your own water bottle and fill up at the airport or before you hop in the car for a long road trip. When we don’t drink enough water we can experience fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, or more serious symptoms. So be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your trip, it will help keep you body functioning better.

2. Avoid Sugar

Skip sugary drinks and snacks, they will just weigh you down and weaken your immune system. Pack some fruits or veggies instead!

3. Move your body

Get out of the car and stretch, or walk up and down the aisle if your on a long flight. Getting the blood pumping with aid in overall circulation! And don’t stop there…keep it moving once you get to your final destination. Take a long walk outdoors to help combat holiday treats and stress.

4. Self Massage

Practicing self massage on your legs while seated in the train, plane or automobile to encourage blood flow back to the heart.

5. Take Vitamin C and Zinc

If you are flying this holiday you will be breathing recycled air and sharing that same air with people that may be sick. It is important to boost your immunity so you don’t catch their bug. Preventive measures beat dealing with a cold during family festivities.

6. Take Melatonin

Melatonin naturally helps reset your internal clock. Jet lag be gone!

7. Essential oils

Our top three essential oil picks for travel are tea tree, peppermint, and lavender. Tea tree to combat germs, peppermint to aid digestion and avoid headaches, and lavender to help relax. Put 2 drops in the palm of your hands, rub together and do 3 direct palm inhalations to reap the benefits.

8. Get comfy 

Don’t forget a travel pillow or blanket to prop yourself up and avoid aches and pains from potentially uncomfortable seating.

9. Stay Calm and Travel On

Leave an hour early to avoid the stress of rushing. Remember, everyone is trying to get somewhere this time of the year so keep that in mind when you are stuck in traffic or waiting to board a flight. Accept it as part of the journey and make the conscious choice to stay calm and relaxed.

10. Be kind

Spread the holiday cheer, a simple smile or a kind gesture can brighten someones day and its contagious, so why not pass it on!

Looking for more holiday tips check out more from our blog!