Perhaps you practice healthy habits and routines in your everyday life, such as having a morning ritual of going to the gym to reading to eating healthy and so on.
If you’re also planning on embarking on an RV road or camping trip coming up soon, you may think this means that your normal healthy routines are going to become interrupted and you won’t be able to practice them.
But in reality, the only way you won’t be able to stay fit and healthy while on the road is if you choose not to, and you shouldn’t choose to go on your RV trip just because you don’t think you can.
As Outdoorsy explains beautifully, “If you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere, but still want an endless amount of adventuring options available to you, Raleigh makes for the perfect getaway.”
Here are the top five tips for Raleigh RVers for staying healthy while on the road:
Tip #1 – Stay Active
Driving on the road in an RV means you’ll be doing a lot of one thing: sitting. Regardless of whether you’re the one behind the wheel or not, there’s undeniably a lot of sitting involved.
To mitigate the effects of sitting nearly 24/7, you need to stay active. When you make a pit stop, don’t just refuel and leave. Actually walk around and explore the area. Stick to a normal exercise routine and go for a run in the morning or evening. If you’re camping somewhere, be sure to include physical activities such as kayaking, biking, or hiking.
You get the idea. If there’s anything that keeps you physically active and moving, do it to offset the effects of sitting for several hours. Your body will thank you for it and your mind will be in a healthier place too.
Tip #2 – Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated throughout the day is important. The average adult needs at least two liters of water throughout the day to remain fully hydrated, and that water should ideally be consumed in small sips throughout the day versus all in a short time frame.
Have a bottle of ice cold water on in hand in your RV and take a sip every ten to fifteen minutes as you drive. Failing to be dehydrated can result in fevers, headaches, stress, and a lack of energy, none of which you want because they’ll only derail and ruin your trip.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t have your morning coffee or a soda or beer at lunch or dinner, but it does mean that you want to focus on getting plenty of water into your body each and every day.
Tip #3 – Practice Cleanliness and Hygiene
One of the most important health tips of all of all in your everyday life is to practice cleanliness and proper personal hygiene, and that can’t change during an RV trip.
This means washing your hands regularly, cleaning all of your cooking equipment before reusing them, keeping the bathroom clean, wiping down your countertops and kitchen tables, washing your dirty clothes, and so on.
Tip #4 – Eat Healthy Meals
It’s definitely tempting to eat out a lot when you’re on an RV trip. After all, it’s convenient. But on the flip side of things, it’s also not exactly cheap, not to mention the most healthy option either.
Instead, plan out all or at least most of your meals ahead of time and buy your own ingredients. And specifically, plan healthy meals as well. Rather than buy packaged or processed foods, buy things from the local farmer’s market instead.
Tip #5 – Practice Healthy Habits
There are many healthy habits that can help you live a higher quality life, from expressing gratitude to physical exercise to reading your list of goals every morning to meditating to reading to journaling to meeting someone new each day and so on.
Don’t take a break from these kinds of things on your RV trip, and even if you haven’t been practicing these kinds of habits yet (at least not consistently) an RV trip can still be a great place to start doing them.
Staying Healthy On The Road
Just because you’re on an RV vacation doesn’t mean that you’re on vacation from staying fit and healthy. Maintaining proper health while on the road should be a top priority for you on an RV vacation.
About The Author:
Susan Melony is a freelance writer, digital marketer, and entrepreneur based in Kansas City. She often travels while working, and is passionate about the digital nomad lifestyle.