The holiday season is just around the corner, can you believe it? It feels like we only just got snow here in Winnipeg. While I’m fortunate enough to not be traveling too far this holiday season, I have several years in the past and I’ve become quite the expert holiday traveller! Today I’m sharing my expertise with a few healthy holiday travel tips that I’ve picked up along the way.
- No matter your mode of transportation don’t forget to pack a water bottle (empty if flying!) and plenty of snacks – it’s so easy to be tempted by bad airport or gas station food. Here are of my favourites:
Homemade Trail Mix (nuts/seeds/dried fruit)
Hummus and cut up veggies
- Don’t forget to pack your runners and maybe scope out a gym close to where you’ll be staying. I’m fortunate to have a GoodLife Fitness really close by when I travel for the holidays, but a gym doesn’t have to be necessary. Just having runners packed gives you the freedom to sneak out for something as small as a walk around the block or a hike up a mountain should the opportunity come up.
- Help out in the kitchen! This one is my favourite because it’s helpful weather you’re travelling or not. Not only do you get to learn what goes into preparing your sacred and secret family meals but you could suggest or help prepare some healthier options or swaps!
- Don’t forget to sleep. I often find that travelling for the holidays causes me to stay up way too late and wake up really, really early. While I’m not advocating missing family time for sleep I think it’s important to have a balance so you don’t end up getting home feeling completely exhausted.
- Enjoy your time off and your meals together with family. Holidays are meant to be enjoyed, so try not to bring the added stress of food guilt to the party. Enjoy the special foods that may only come out once a year with your friends and family.
I hope these tips help you navigate the holidays a little easier and I hope you have a safe and wonderful December! If you have any life-hacking holiday tips be sure to share them in the comments below.
Disclaimer: This post was written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.