Staying Hydrated While Travelling
With travel finally opening up and more and more people booking trips, its time to get back to focussing on our travel health!
It's obviously no surprise that hydration is an extremely important part of literally staying alive ... I mean, water makes up over 2/3 of the human body, we straight up need it, but hydration is something we often overlook when it comes to staying healthy on vacation. This is not ideal since dehydration can cause both minor issues such as dry skin, eye irritation, and fatigue which are no fun to deal with on your trip, but can also lead to more serious concerns such as heat stroke, seizures due to electrolyte imbalance, and even shock.
Here are 5 techniques that I use when travelling to make sure I stay healthy and hydrated to enjoy my trip!
Keep A Large Water Bottle With You
My number one travel hack for hydration is to literally never leave for the airport or really anywhere without a large water bottle!
When going on a trip involving a flight, I like to fill it before I leave the house to ensure I'm getting in a full bottle before I even get through customs, refill it once I get through customs, and then ask the flight attendants to fill it for me on the plane!
Plus you then also have your bottle to use on your vacation or business trip to avoid purchasing single use plastic bottles. Win-win situation if you ask me.
Skip The In-Flight Alcohol And Sugary Drinks
If you're going on a girls trip or a bachelorette please ignore this tip and have a great time LOL.
If you're going on any other type of trip, I suggest skipping the alcoholic drinks, pop, or juices on your flight and instead opt for a water or a herbal tea to keep that hydration level up. If you do decide to indulge in a drink on your flight, make sure to order a glass of water to accompany your cocktail!
Bring Your Own Electrolyte Powder
My favorite thing to pack in my carry on are my AMPED Hydrate powder packets! These little single serve packs are full of electrolytes and essential minerals and vitamins to help keep your body at balance. I absolutely suggest either grabbing yourself a box of them or something similar to spice up your water with some flavour and nutrients to get you through your travels,
Pack A Good Moisturizer
So the past 3 steps have all been to help you hydrate from the inside out, but don't forget to hydrate from the outside as well!
Pick up a travel or sample size of your favorite moisturizer to stash in your carry-on for when your skin starts feeling a little dried out mid flight. Nothing like showing up to your destination moisturized and glowing.
Bring Some Eye Drops
This tip is especially important if you're a contact lens wearer like me!
After a few hours in the dry cabin air, it's not uncommon for eyes to get a little dry and scratchy. Having a small bottle of eye drops with you will be a lifesaver when it starts feeling like there's sand in your eyes.