Clarkson’s tips for healthy travel
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.