Beat the Travel Fatigue

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Beat the Travel Fatigue: Essential Guide to Wellness Before, During & After Travel 

Something exciting has happened at Revive Active HQ, that will change your travel game for good. We’ve launched our 7-day boxes of our hero products; Zest Active, Revive Active, Joint Complex and Beauty Complex at WHSmith Travel and Well Pharmacy partner stores in major airports around the UK; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow, so you can pick them up from the departure lounge before you jet off!

person standing at the airport departure gate with his suitcase watching a plane take off

Traveling is an adventure for most people, but it can also take its toll on your health and energy levels. From jet lag to travel fatigue. Stress at the airport can leave you feeling drained and exhausted.

In this blog, we'll arm you with practical tips and strategies to help you maintain your wellness before, during, after travelling and show you how you can easily incorporate our 7-day travel heroes into your routine. With a proactive approach to wellness, you can stay healthy and energised throughout your travels and beyond.

What is Travel Fatigue? 

Travel fatigue, also known as jet lag or traveller’s fatigue, is a temporary condition caused by disruption to your body's internal clock. Symptoms may include fatigue, insomnia, irritability, difficulty concentrating and gastrointestinal discomfort. Travel fatigue can affect anyone who crosses multiple time zones or experiences significant changes in sleep patterns.


How to protect your Energy Before and During Traveling

Stick to a Sleep Schedule

Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, both before and during your travels, can help regulate your body's internal clock and minimise the effects of jet lag. Aim to get plenty of rest in the days leading up to your trip and try to stick to your regular wake up and bedtimes as much as possible.


Hydrate Frequently

Air travel can be dehydrating, so it's essential to drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight. Staying hydrated helps combat fatigue, headaches and other symptoms of travel-related dehydration. Try to limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption while in the air and instead, bring a reusable water bottle with you and refill it with water throughout your journey topped up with your favourite Revive Active handy travel hero sachet.


Move Your Body

Long flights and long drives can lead to stiffness and discomfort, so it's essential to move around and stretch regularly. While on your flight, take short walks up and down the aisle, do simple stretches in your seat and practice deep breathing exercises to promote circulation and relaxation. While driving on a long road trip, make sure to take regular comfort breaks where you can refuel your body and top up your water bottle with Joint Complex  to keep your joints supple and functioning optimally.


Eat Nutritious Foods

Before you travel aim to start your day off with a protein rich smoothie made with whey or a plant-based protein powder mixed with Zest Active  which contains everything you need to keep your energy levels topped up. We know that while you are away from home it’s not so easy to access nutritious meals so try to choose nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains and avoid heavy, greasy meals which can leave you feeling sluggish, robbing you of precious energy.


Avoiding Fatigue After Traveling 

Continue to be to be consistent with all the above tips especially maintaining your sleep routine as you might be tempted to let it slip while away from home.

Some people find that getting an early morning workout in helps to blast away the travel weariness and sets them up for the day ahead whether that’s a day of meetings, family plans or sightseeing.

If you are staying in a hotel, make use of the breakfast opportunities. Opting for protein will set you up for a day of balanced energy. Try to avoid the temptation to stuff yourself with the free pastries!

Ensuring proper hydration is crucial, especially after traveling, as it aids your body in detoxifying from the toxins, pollution, chemicals, and radiation encountered during your journey. At Revive HQ, we make it a priority to carry an extra supplement shaker in our travel bag. This allows us to easily refill it with water and add a super supplement sachet while continuing with our daily activities. We particularly appreciate Beauty Complex  for its ability to nourish our skin from within.

Everyone enjoys a sweet treat when away from home so making sure that you consume sugar on a full stomach is key. Sugary, refined treats on an empty stomach leads to a blood sugar roller coaster and your energy will crash within the hour causing you to potentially reach for more caffeine and sugar for a quick energy boost.

Top Tip: make sure you’ve always got a sachet of Zest Active or Revive Active in your bag so you can quickly make up an energy boosting hydration drink!


Prioritising Your Well-Being on the Go 

By incorporating these wellness strategies into your travel routine and supporting your health you can stay hydrated, energised, and resilient, ready to embrace new adventures wherever your travels may take you. Remember to listen to your body, prioritise self-care, and make your well-being a top priority, both on the road and at home. Safe travels!

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