Travel Fatigue Hitting You? Try These!
Did you know that travel fatigue is actually a thing? It’s a relatively new term that connotes exhaustion due to consecutive days of traveling. This can eventually lead to feeling a sense of detachment toward sights, food, and other aspects of a trip that travelers would normally feel excited about.
Coupled with safety measures being undertaken by different cities and countries given our current global situation, these can also add to one’s pagod levels while traveling.
With all that said, you might wonder how to avoid travel fatigue; we hope that these five tips might be helpful.
1) Take it Slow
Oftentimes, people feel compelled to follow a checklist when visiting a certain place: see this sight, eat this dish, visit this friend. Remind yourself that you don’t necessarily need to do everything on that list and choose to slow down when possible. Perhaps prioritize spending a longer time in one place rather than zip towards the next, or add relaxing activities to your itinerary like joining a half-day cooking class instead of a whole-day guided tour.
2) Get Quality Sleep
Regardless of which time zone you’re in or no matter how many bullets are on your checklist, your body still needs enough sleep to function properly. Make sure to get some quality Zzz’s so your body can repair and restore itself, and give you the energy you need to enjoy the following day’s agenda.
3) Add a Day (or Two) Off
If you have a jam packed schedule, you might want to factor in some downtime. Instead of a full day shuttling yourselves from city to city, perhaps take a day off to enjoy your hotel’s facilities; or if you’re visiting and staying with a friend, spend the day watching your favorite series together. Chances are you’ll wake up the following day feeling refreshed and excited for new adventures.
4) Eat Well and Exercise
There’s something about being able to try new food in new places. But there are ways to eat well while traveling. If you’re staying in a bed & breakfast, why not visit the nearby farmer’s market and gather ingredients you can cook with? Aside from that, you can also do workouts in your hotel gym or in your hotel room, go out for a run, or join a bike tour. With a boost of hormones like serotonin, norepinephrine, and endorphins from physical activity, as well as the right nutrients in your diet, you will be able to feel a steady flow of energy throughout the day.
5) Don’t Forget Your Vitamins and Supplements
To help give your body a boost while traveling — so that it has a better chance of warding off any fatigue-induced illnesses — it might be beneficial to take your go-to vitamins and supplements while you travel, aside from considering the previously mentioned tips.
You may also want to think about packing a tube (or more) of Multivitamins and Minerals (Berocca Performance). One tablet dissolved in water can help manage pagod while traveling with its B-Vitamins, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc, together with proper diet and exercise.
Studies have shown that with daily use, Multivitamins and Minerals (Berocca Performance) helps decrease bodily fatigue as it helps sustain an increase in physical energy and stamina; with proper diet and exercise.
We hope that with Multivitamins and Minerals (Berocca Performance) and the rest of these tips, you can help spark the energy needed to make the most of your trip, along with proper diet and exercise!
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