Hi everyone, hope you have had a great weekend! Today I have my second guest post on the theme of travel, staying healthy and managing a vegetarian / vegan diet. Today’s guest post is from the lovely Emma from Sweet Tooth Runner:
HELLO lovely readers!! I’m Emma and I blog over at Sweet Tooth Runner!
The lovely Laura asked me to write a guest post for her blog, which is SUCH an honour, because her blog is amazing and I LOVE it!! Anyways, my guest post is going to be all about how to stay healthy on your holidays!
I travel a LOT. Especially as a musician, I often go on tours, and went on one last month to Germany. You can read more about it here.
Like Laura, I’m a vegan, and that is something I do find VERY difficult when travelling, especially in Europe! This was the best meal I was served when in Spain:
A few veggies with a knob of butter on the side. Brilliant!
This was on the last night, but on the first night it was salad with chunks of chicken on it…!!
So Tip #1: Be prepared! I took a TON of food with me to Germany!
All the essentials for me (*cough DARK CHOCOLATE cough*) as well as vegan-friendly treats to share with other people, like biscuits and sweets. The highlights were snack bars, nuts, a pack of pitta bread, non-dairy milk cartons, and…
…10 sachets of oats!! They came in very useful in the meat-and-cheese heavy breakfast buffet!
I especially recommend taking healthy snack bars! They become an absolute LIFE saver, especially if like me you’re a vegan who needs to eat every few hours or you turn into a Hangry Beast!!
Tip #2: Try to get in workouts where you can! Okay, so this isn’t essential, but it certainly was for my sanity! Normally, I would’ve run, but at the time I was injured, and my hotel had no gym, so I made do with a room workout!
I’m telling ya, ‘luggage rows’ aren’t easy!
Before I left, I printed off a copy of this workout:
It’s a good workout! If you can though, running is a GREAT way to explore a new area, and hotel gyms are obviously a great place to get in a good workout too!
Tip #3: Carry a BIG bottle of water around with you!! Staying hydrated is SO important, especially if you’re wandering around sight-seeing for hours in a hot country! And drinks are usually pretty pricey if you’re staying in a popular tourist area! So giant reusable bottles of water are the BEST for this!
Tip #4: SLEEEEP!! This is something that I seriously don’t get enough of on ANY holiday, with early mornings and late nights….
Especially if there’s jetlag involved, getting some shut-eye whenever you can is SO important!! I’m not usually a napper, but on holidays, I nap whenever I can, because otherwise I know those 4 hours of shut-eye that I get at night are gonna catch up with me sooner or later!
And my final tip, try to eat as much healthy and fresh foods there as you can…
…because if you’re anything like me, holidays tend to be a time of consuming WAY too much sugar!
So getting in some fruit and veg balances it out and makes it all okay…right?
Thanks Emma! Those are great tips! Do you have any top tips for staying healthy whilst travelling?