Four Ways Senior Citizens Can Stay Healthy While Traveling

Travelling is one of the most exciting, adventurous and thrilling experiences you can have, even if you are going for business meetings. Yet, as a senior, extra precautions must be taken such as taking medication to manage your cholesterol. You should also check with your doctor to ensure you can handle some of the stresses that come along with traveling.

Eat one healthy meal before your travel

During our journeys, we all have gotten to that point in our journey where we are tempted to taste the local specialties we see enroute to our destination. This can be the little inviting burgers, fried foods or the desire to eat like the locals. As we get older, we also need to be more cognizant of how much our digestive systems can handle.

On way to resolve this is by eating a healthy breakfast, that is often available such as steel cut oatmeal with fruit or Greek yogurt. As a result, you won’t be as hungry or tempted. And, you feel satisfied much longer until you can find a good restaurant.

Carry Healthy Snacks

Can you have some chips, chocolate or frappuccinos? Occasionally, during our travels, we usually get that urge to stuff our faces with comfort food. This is normal and even encouraged, but we should be very careful to consider what we are taking in our quest to fulfill our cravings.

Healthy living is a personal initiative which comes from a coordinated effort of establishing a healthy standard of food ingested in every situation.

You should always pack healthy travel snacks such as fruits and bite-sized vegetables; as it is just too easy to purchase junk food at a convenience store. They will not only solve all your urges but are a form of health contribution to your body unlike junk food.

In the long run, healthy eating will turn out to be “inexpensive” as they ensure you stay healthy and help to reduce the chances of visiting the doctor.

Stay hydrated

Water is even more critical to our bodies as we age. It’s easier to faint when we lack hydration. Sitting in planes, trains and automobiles can be dry and exhausting. Water will keep you energized and hydrated. Also, it is important to stick to filtered and bottled water, as you never know of the potential for water contamination in places you visit. It’s much safer to stay away from tap water.

Keep a water bottle with you at all times.

Manage Your Cholesterol While on the Road

Managing your cholesterol is usually an easy endeavor and can be summarized in the following ways:

Before trip, make sure that you have packed your medication in case you encounter problems during your travel. Moreover, ensure that you carry supplements.

During the journey, you should always include exercise to lower your cholesterol. This can be done by stretching your feet or squeezing a rubber ball. In addition to that, eat the right foods to help keep your cholesterol levels at a heathy rate.


The key to safe, healthy and successful travelling lies in the planning. It’s not always fun to eat healthy, but it is much worse to get sick while on the road.

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