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How to Get Healthy After a Trip

Tired, Bloated, and Puffy? How to Survive the Post-Trip Hangover

Whether it's for fun, business, or to see the family, traveling can be a major disruption to a daily routine. Sleep schedules get screwed up, exercise routines are thrown off, and a healthy homemade meal is out of the question. Once you return home, it can be hard to get back to a healthy routine. Before letting yourself completely go, follow these small tips for easing your way back.

Give Your Body a Mini-Detox
I'm not suggesting a juice cleanse, but give your body a break by eating as clean as possible. Choose whole, natural foods, and try to stay away from alcohol, fatty foods, refined sugar, and simple carbs. After this mini-detox, you'll find that you're feeling better and all of those unhealthy cravings you developed on vacation are a thing of the past. Here are 10 healthy foods with natural cleansing properties to include in your next meal. Also make sure to drink plenty of water since it will ward off fatigue, headaches, and irritability.

See more tips for surviving a post-trip hangover after the break!

Schedule a Fun Fitness Date
After not exercising for an extended period of time, it can be hard to drag yourself to the gym — let alone an intense fitness class! Instead of forcing yourself to do a six-mile run, ease in with something that's both active and fun. Call up a friend for a walk, go to a restorative yoga class, or go on a casual bike ride. Once you get your body moving and blood flowing, the idea of a more strenuous workout won't seem so daunting.


Clear Your Social Schedule
Once you're back home, give yourself a few days to readjust and find your focus. Coming back from a trip and throwing yourself right back into a hectic schedule can deter you from getting back to a once-healthy lifestyle. Give yourself some downtime to catch up on sleep, restock your kitchen with healthy food, and get back to a manageable day-to-day schedule.

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