Three Items Every Health-focused Traveler Should Pack

Bringing your best habits on vacation doesn’t have to be difficult.

You don’t need to pack the whole gym for your trip. You just need a few essential items.Shutterstock

One of the biggest challenges of any vacation is to stay on the right track, health-wise. Eating right and exercising can be tough with the siren call of sleeping in and eating at the buffet daily in your ears. Fortunately, you can pack some gear to keep you healthy.

Do You Have the Time?

Smart watches are great, but fitness enthusiasts will want a device that really focuses on what matters.Amazon

Strap a smart watch designed for activity to your wrist. Smart watches are ideal for keeping you on task by tracking how much you’re moving, what moving you’re engaging in, and how it compares to your usual routine. It’s handy, unobtrusive, and offers you a little motivation to keep moving in the form of data. GPS functions will also help you track hikes, biking adventures, and other vacation exercise.

Packing All Your Vitamins

Some resorts will make you any type of smoothie. But it’s still not the same as your smoothies.Amazon

Worried you won’t get your usual smoothie? Bring a portable blender to make your own. USB-powered mini-blenders are easy to pack, easy to clean, and charge via the same cables as your phone and other tech, so there’s fewer cords to manage. Just load in the ingredients, fire it up, and pour it out. It’s also useful for baby food, camping, and can even be used on the go.

Shaken, Not Stirred

You deserve the Rolls Royce of shaker bottles.Amazon

Protein shakes can be useful for your nutritional routine, yet making them on the go can leave you with either a gross shaker or looking at using earth-unfriendly disposable cups to get your protein in. A motorized shaker, especially one that can serve double duty as a water bottle, will help you stay on your path without compromising, or leaving behind any trash where you’re visiting.