Traveling is incredible, but it isn’t an excuse to forget about your health. Okay, things are less problematic when you’re on a trip of a lifetime, mainly because your lifestyle is more active. Plus, it’s harder to raid the fridge in a hotel room! Still, neglecting to exercise and eating junk food won’t help you when you return home.
As a minimalist, the idea of staying healthy while traveling can seem daunting. It’s hard enough to maintain your wellbeing without having to do it with fewer tools. However, it’s doable with the following tips.
These will revolutionize the way you view your health when you’re abroad.
Pack Small Versions Of The Essentials
The worst part about exercising on a trip is that you don’t have the equipment. So, it’s going to have to go in your suitcase, which is an issue when you only have limited space. Thankfully, essential workout gear now comes in minimalist form, from AirPods to yoga mats and jump ropes. Also, you can shrink the health tools that you use daily, such as a hearing aid device or glasses (switch to contact lenses). By doing this, you’ll have more room for the things that you need to workout abroad as you would at home. There are no excuses, then!
Fit In Spontaneous Workouts
Typically, you’ll combine a workout with a time slot so that you can better schedule your day. And, it stops you from avoiding exercise. Traveling is different because no two days are the same, and you should embrace this feature. How? By exercising when the moment takes you, rather than penciling it in for a specific time of the day. It can be in the morning when you wake up, or in the afternoon while you’re exploring a town or city. One thing’s for sure – there are enough home workouts to lean on for minimalists.
Don’t Stress About Missing Meals
One thing you shouldn’t stress about missing is a meal. Sure, you love food and enjoy mealtimes the most. However, it’s easy to get caught up in the three-meals-a-day myth as a westerner. In truth, fasting isn’t unhealthy, and traveling proves it! You’ll naturally miss meals or not be as hungry, yet you won’t suffer from fatigue or muscle atrophy. If anything, you’ll feel better than before thanks to your new minimalist diet. To take it to the next level, why not try reducing your portions?
Reduce Mental Clutter
Going away is great for putting things into perspective. When you’re abroad, the typical stresses never seem as important. Suddenly, with the sun shining down and the sound of the waves hitting the beach, the brain gains perspective. There is nothing to do other than embrace this mentality as much as possible. Reducing your mental clutter, aside from being very minimalistic, is a fantastic method for boosting your mental health. When your mind is in good shape, your entire body will fall into line.
There is nothing better for minimalists than travel. Don’t you agree?