How to Maintain a Healthy Gut While Traveling

woman backpackingTraveling can wreak havoc on your routine, immune system, and gut health. The best thing you can do for your gut health while traveling is to research and prepare before the traveling begins. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! These simple tips can be used anywhere during even the busiest travel itineraries to keep your gut health in check without disrupting your fun. 

Stay Active

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to prevent constipation and bloating. While you might not hit the gym as much while traveling, that doesn’t mean you can’t be active to keep your gut healthy! Getting in just 20 minutes of physical activity daily is all you need to promote a healthy gut. If you’re unsure how to get in your daily activity, get creative! Walking laps around the airport, doing online workouts from your hotel room, and going on nature hikes are all excellent ways to stay active while traveling. 

Pack Snacks

Finding healthy snacks on the go can take a lot of work. Instead of turning to processed items from a vending machine or fast food joint, come prepared with your snacks from home. Protein bars, trail mix with nuts and dried fruit, and prepared fresh vegetables are all quick, easy options to take on the go with you. Packing snacks makes it easier to avoid hunger and potentially unhealthy binging that would harm your gut health. It’s okay to indulge during your travels as long as you make healthy choices most of the time. 

Hydration is Key

Water is important to every aspect of your health, and your gut is no exception. Focus on getting your recommended daily water intake every day and avoid sugary, caffeinated beverages. Alcohol can also have a negative impact on your gut health. If you drink unhealthy beverages, adding more water to your daily intake is always a good idea. If you’re traveling to a country where tap water may not be safe to drink, always purchase bottled water to avoid a potential gut illness. Bring a refillable water bottle to fill up throughout the airport, and you’ll be shocked at how quickly the savings add up!

Supplement Your Diet

Supplements are a helpful tool when you’re working to maintain a healthy gut. Of course, you can’t use supplements without leading an otherwise healthy lifestyle. Continue your routine of exercise, healthy eating, and drinking water while you travel, but you can also increase some supplements to promote a healthy gut. Magnesium citrate and a super greens powder are must-have supplements in your travel bag to promote healthy digestion and prevent bloating.

Contact Inner Health

Schedule a colonic before you travel! Colonic Hydrotherapy rids your colon of toxins and waste while rebalancing the bowel flora by facilitating the re-population of the stock of friendly bacteria. A healthy gut starts with a colonic! Contact Inner Health to book a colonic appointment today.

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