So you’re planning a road trip, and you’re excited to get going and hit the road. But there’s a lot to plan and think about before you get ahead of yourself. You’ve got your packing list ready, and you may even have your bags waiting by the door, but there’s more to planning a road trip that where to go and what to take with you.
When you’re spending a significant amount of time on the road and cramped up in a car, you want to think about how you’re going to care for your health beforehand. Yes, you’ll want to make sure you have a first-aid kit and plenty of food with you, but here are some tips on areas that you may not have thought about just yet.
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated in life, let alone on a trip, but it might not be something you think about when you think of a road trip. Flying is the mode of travel that we usually associate with dehydration, but it can happen in a car too. In your everyday life, you might take regular tea breaks, or carry a water bottle around with you, but it’s easy to forget that when you’re on vacation. So stop up on water and try to drink as often as you would on an average day.
Depending on where you’re heading and how long you’re planning on being in the car, you could be cooped up for hours on end. Not only can you get restless, but you can also suffer from problems in your blood flow if you don’t keep as active as you can. Do calf exercises and stretch every few hours. Better yet - try to get out of the car and move around whenever the opportunity arises.
Just like you can get problems from sitting still for too long, you can get them from sitting the wrong way too. If you’re slouching or fall asleep sat in the car, you can start to cause all kinds of problems for your muscles. Bad posture has a lot to answer for in life, as well as when we travel. But, if you learn how to maintain proper posture while you’re driving or a passenger in the car, you’ll erase the problems before they can begin.
Obviously, oxygen is vital for us to live, but we’re not talking about running out of it here. It’s more about getting enough high-quality oxygen and letting yourself breathe. By obtaining enough fresh air on your road trip, you’ll be helping your skin care routine by keeping your skin clean and beat the risk of getting sick while staying stuffed up.
Take Regular Breaks
If you’re driving a long distance or for extended periods of time, it’s vital that you take regular breaks. Trying to drive too much will mean that you get tired and tiredness can kill. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re eating well and of course, you’re probably going to want to relieve yourself from time to time too - so it’s the perfect excuse. After, a road trip is meant for stopping and seeing the sights.
This is a contributed post.