Physical activity strengthens your bones and muscles, reduces your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome and helps achieve a positive mental state. With all these benefits to our overall health, it’s really a no-brainer that we should all strive to incorporate exercise into our daily lives. Whether that means going for a walk on your lunch break or waking up an hour earlier to have a morning workout, your body will only thank you for the effort.
But what about when we’re out of our daily routine, on a business trip or vacation for instance? Fortunately, there are many easy ways to continue making time for fitness, when travelling, and it starts with what you put in your suitcase. Here are five suitcase essentials to staying active while travelling.
With any physical exercise, hydration is crucial. Whether you’re going for a run or walk in a local park, don’t forget to bring your water bottle.
Depending on the time of year and location of your travel destination, sun protection can be very important. If you plan on doing any outdoor activities (i.e., jogging, canoeing, swimming, etc.) adequate sun protection is needed. Packing sunscreen and a hat/visor is recommended.
A light jacket adds some versatility to your attire and will keep you comfortable should you want to go jogging or perform some other outdoor exercise during a breeze or light rain.
It never hurts to pack a couple pairs of athletic socks. Our feet are tasked with supporting our whole body and if we’re going to put them through rigorous activity, it’s best to have a comfortable layer for protection. Plus athletic socks help avert blisters.
Armbands are useful as they keep your hands free during your fitness session. For example, armbands enable you to go for a walk or jog without having to hold your phone the whole time.