Whether you’re flying home for Turkey Day dinner or jetting off to Paris for an epic New Year, the holiday season is undoubtedly one of the busiest times to travel. And while traveling can be unforgettable, the stresses – and pesky germs – that come with it can also wreak havoc on your health if you’re not prepared.
You’ve printed your plane tickets, updated your passport and packed your favorite oversized sweater, but let’s be honest: have you thought about your wellness? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a roundup of 6 travel must-haves for staying healthy on the go this season and beyond. Bonus: You can stash all these items right in your carry-on bag!
1. Reusable Water Bottle
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We know you’ve been told countless times to drink more water, and it’s just as important to stay hydrated when you’re in the air.
Tackle the low humidity levels by stashing an eco-friendly reusable water bottle with you, like this collapsible one, and take it easy on the cocktails until your arrival.
2. Plant-Based Snacks
Airplane snacks like packaged cookies and crackers aren’t necessarily the healthiest – and they’re often lacking the nutrients we need to fuel up.
Say no thanks to empty calories, and come prepared with travel-sized plant-based snacks like larabars, apples, almond butter pouches, and raw nuts or seeds.
3. Natural Hand-Sanitizing Wipes
Stuffy, dry air plus a sardine-packed plane can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria. In fact, one study found that the tray table at your seat is one of the dirtiest surfaces on the airplane!
Give your hands – along with your tray table and seat while you’re at it – a solid wipe-down with these hand-sanitizing wipes infused with pure plant extracts. Traveling with the kiddos? These alcohol-free hand-sanitizing wipes by Babyganics will come in handy (no pun intended).
4. Immune-Boosting Supplements
We can be exposed to all kinds of germs while traveling – especially during peak flu season – so it’s important to protect your immune system as best you can. If you’re looking to boost your immunity pre-flight, our brand new Immune Defense packs a punch!
In addition to the powerful immune supporting blend, our new and improved formula also contains a duo of natural antimicrobials: peppermint and rosemary. Opt for our convenient Travel Packs – with 7 servings per pack – to make flights, road trips and vacations a breeze!
5. Natural Beauty Mist
Is your skin feeling a little dull upon landing? Not quite the impression you’d like to make for your grand holiday entrance. Between red eye flights and stuffy air, this can leave your skin feeling rather stressed and dehydrated.
Give your face a healthy post-flight glow with a natural moisturizer or spritz of Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist!
6. On-the-go Stress Relief
If flying stresses you out as is, add the holidays into the mix and it’s a recipe for disaster – but it doesn’t have to be! Come prepared with your favorite calming tools like adult coloring books, herbal tea or on-the-go meditations. Meditation apps Calm and Headspace both have free trials to get you started!
Wishing you happy and healthy travels from our team at Vibrant Health!
Note: These suggestions are meant to act as a guide. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider when implementing any drastic changes to your diet or healthcare routine.