The benefits and joys of travel are undeniable: exposure to new places and people, time spent bonding with your travel companions, enhanced independence and confidence as you manage new situations, and more. But for the health conscious among us – who have our healthy eating and lifestyle routines solidly in place – travel can also bring stressors as we’re put in unfamiliar places with very different schedules.
Not to worry, travelers: technology to the rescue! Here are a few great apps to help keep you healthy when you’re away from home.
This awesome app contains a GPS-based, ever-growing database of healthy eating options when you’re in places you’re unfamiliar with (everything from farmers markets to microbreweries to organic coffee shops and more). Get it here.
Even if your hydration game is on point in your day-to-day life, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water while you’re on a vacay schedule. With Waterlogged, you’ll be sent reminders to drink up – whether you’re on a plane or exploring a new city – to keep you going strong and feeling your best.
3. Map My Run
This is an excellent everyday running app – helping to track and store your mileage and pace from run to run – but can be especially handy when you’re in an unfamiliar location. You can be sure to get back to your hotel or Airbnb with ease, and even plan your run to take in some tourist attractions along the way.
4. Sun Exposure
Getting a sunburn while you’re on a trip really puts a damper on things – not to mention the increased risk of skin cancer each time you burn. Use this app to keep your skin safe and healthy while you’re away from your typical environment.
Definitely download this app if you’re a vegetarian or vegan. It helps you hunt down veggie-friendly (and just downright healthy) food options so you can spend more time enjoying your trip and less time poring over Yelp! reviews.