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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Stay Healthy While Traveling by Doing This One Thing (and a giveaway!)

Happy Wednesday!  

I am getting back in the grove after being away for 2.5 weeks.  I am in Utah for 2 weeks before I jet back to the East Coast for a wedding in Vermont.  Even a few local trips planned throughout October and hopefully something fun for November.  A lot of traveling this summer, back and forth across the country and different time zones.  When traveling a lot, or when you have a really busy schedule, it is so important to stay healthy and energized.  Vacations are short, no one has time to spend them sick in bed or recovering from jet lag. 

Today's post is all about one simple way to stay healthy while traveling.  It is one thing I am SO bad at that I am constantly trying to get better at (especially while flying!)  
Today's guest post is featuring an awesome Blogger and Author: Lindsey over at Fit Life Pursuits

Stay Healthy While Traveling by Doing This One Thing

If you love to travel and want to make sure you have many many healthy travels (don't we all?), then it is important that you do this one thing....drink more water!

Your Body's Best Medicine

Water is your body's best all-natural medicine. Water is important for the function of cells and tissues in our body, as well as our joints, bones and organs. As we lose water through sweating, breathing, urinating, and digestion, it is important that we replenish our body. Otherwise, we will literally be running dry and our body will not function at its best. 

Being sick on vacation is no fun! Drinking water can help!

How much water your body needs will depend on a few things: what type of climate you are in, how much physical activity you're getting daily, and your overall health and diet. If you are traveling in a hot climate or at a high elevation and are being active, you will need more water. 
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Waiting to drink water when you are thirsty may not be enough. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, thirst can actually be a signal that your body is already dehydrated. 

The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) of water a day for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters and approximately 100 oz.) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters and approximately 75 oz.) of total beverages a day.

Additional Tip: While your body adjusts to more water, keep a bathroom nearby! Don’t worry, your body will eventually adjust to the change.

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Katie's Tip: I highly recommend bringing a water bottle every where you go.  Just the bottle is a constant reminder to drink more water.  If you want to get real fancy, take a sharpie and mark times on your bottles, encouraging you to hit that mark before that point in the day.  Drinking a ton of water is also one of the best ways to beat Jet Lag! 

Staying healthy on-the-go doesn't have to be complicated. Sometimes it just takes practice. If you are not used to drinking water on a regular basis, you can easily begin to form the habit. Research shows that after only 21 days you can develop a new lasting habit. Adding water as a new daily habit can transform your body and help you create a healthier lifestyle, even while traveling across the world!

If you need help creating healthy habits, be sure to check out my new book, The Food Dare.  The Food Dare is a 30-day guide where you will add healthy new habits (like drinking more water) into your diet, in three phases. In each phase you will practice each new healthy habit so that it can become a lifestyle, not a diet. This dare is not about deprivation or restriction. It is about adding to your life to make your daily choices healthier and more nutritious. You can  get The Food Dare here.

Lindsey is giving away a free digital or paperback copy to one of my readers!  Make sure you scroll down to the end of the post to enter the giveaway to win a copy of this awesome guide! The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Author Bio: Lindsey is a Florida-raised, Oregon-living wife, dog mom, outdoor enthusiast and fitness lover. She has a passion for challenging others to pursue a fit lifestyle so they can always say “yes” to any exciting adventure that comes their way, without having to worry if their body is up for it. She enjoys hiking, climbing, skiing, and spending time being active outdoors with her husband and their two dogs. Occasionally you will find her dancing around her house while eating a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. You can connect with Lindsey, get fitness training, get her book, and read more about her outdoor adventures at

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And don't forget to enter Lindsey's giveaway below! 

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  1. I started bringing an empty water bottle with me to the airport and filling it up at the water fountain after going through security. My body feels so much better on the flight when I drink water instead of the tempting sodas that they offer!

    1. Courtney, I started doing that too! The flight attendants take forever sometimes and that one cup of water doesn't cut it! Funny story- I brought my water bottle on filled, and then halfway through the flight flipped the straw nozzle and it sprayed all over EVERYONE.

      So I suggest bringing a simple water bottle, not the kind with straws that will explode with increasing altitude ;)


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