We’ve all either experienced or have heard someone else express that they need a vacation after taking their vacation. Even if you had a great time and didn’t do anything that you thought was too physically tiring, everything that comes along with travel and jet-setting can quickly exhaust you. You might range from feeling extra tired to the extreme of feeling like you’ve been in some type of car accident. But if you have to get back into the swing of things as soon as you get home from your journeys, what can you do to ensure that you don’t get totally wiped out during your trip? To help with this, here are three ways you can prepare your body for physically taxing travel.
Mentally Prepare For The Worst
If you’ve been looking forward to this trip for some time, it might not make sense that you’d want to prepare for the worst. However, if you want to be mentally prepared for a physically taxing travel experience, this is something you’re going to have to embrace. According to Katy Marquardt, a contributor to U.S. News and World Report, try to think about the worst case scenario for you being physically drained during your trip. This might include having to take a red-eye flight that gets delayed, having to do some of your adventures in the rain or extreme heat, or not having access to your luggage for whatever reason. But if you’re mentally able to get into a zen-like mental state about this type of physical discomfort, you might find that you’re better able to deal with it if and when it happens to you.
Fuel Your Body Right
To not allow your body to get totally wrecked from all the strain of your travels, it’s important that you know how to fuel it correctly. According to Nancy Trejos, a contributor to USA Today, the proper fuel for your body includes getting in a ton of water each day and making healthy choices for your meals and snacks. While you might want to indulge completely on treats and booze, these things can only add fuel to the fire of a rundown body. So even if it means having to forgo having dessert for a few nights or not eating a huge meal with your travel buddies, you’ll be grateful you abstained when you don’t have so much damage to your body once you return home.
Give Yourself A Break At The End
If at all possible, Michael Hodson, a contributor to Trip Savvy, advises that you give yourself a break at the end of your trip. Try to have just a day at the end where you give your body a rest and allow for ample time to sleep, catch up on your water, and have nothing to stress you out. This much-needed break could help a lot when making the transition back into your normal life after a physically taxing vacation.
To help you not feel like you’re coming out of a coma after your next trip, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you keep your body from completely tiring out once you get home.