Clark­son’s tips for healthy travel

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - Celebrity Escape -

Start your hol­i­day off the right way by pack­ing healthy snacks for the flight. Stay hy­drated and say good­bye to jet lag with a well­nour­ished and well-rested body.

Al­ways pack your run­ning shoes. Travel means be­ing on the go, so wear com­fort­able shoes to en­sure you can en­joy your trip ev­ery step of the way (and get some ex­er­cise at the same time).

Take a walk as soon as you get to the ho­tel. Ex­plore your sur­round­ings and don’t for­get to take the busi­ness card of the ho­tel you’re stay­ing at, in case you walk too far or lose your way and need to catch a taxi back.

Once you get set­tled, pick up some healthy snacks. I al­ways grab some fresh fruit, nuts and whole­grain bis­cuits as well as plenty of bot­tled water. Pop a few in your bag to ward off any food crav­ings and keep your en­ergy high while you’re on the go.

Ask a lo­cal. I make it a pri­or­ity to get some lo­cal ad­vice on places to go and places to eat be­cause who knows bet­ter than a lo­cal? Your ho­tel concierge can be good or, bet­ter still, the friendly wait­ress at the lo­cal cof­fee shop or juice bar.

Plan one or two key ac­tiv­i­ties be­fore your hol­i­day be­gins. It guar­an­tees you won’t miss out on the top cou­ple of things you want to see but al­lows the rest of your hol­i­day to hap­pen more or­gan­i­cally.

When­ever pos­si­ble, book a ho­tel with a fit­ness cen­tre – no ex­cuses not to work out. It’s also a great way to shake off jet lag.

Have a rest day. I know it is tempt­ing to plan long days of sight­see­ing but you need time to un­wind and recharge. There’s noth­ing worse than burn­ing your­self out on hol­i­days – it can leave you feel­ing like you need an­other hol­i­day when you get home.









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