Air travel can be a pain in the butt when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Take it from me - I'm Ashley Strommen, a Nutritionist and blogger for Illest Optimist (stalk me on Insta HERE why doncha).
You are either standing up pacing/waiting or confined like a sardine for hours, meaning little hope of exercise of any sort. You may find yourself stuck in the middle seat with the two nincumpoops to your left and right taking up both armrests. Don’t they know the cardinal rule? The unlucky ninny who sits in the middle get both armrests because their seat sucks the most.
It’s. Practically. Law.
Secondly, the options of airport healthy fare are slim to none. Oh, you have your ‘fake healthy’ nonsense that runs rampant. The sugar loaded meal replacement bars that give you a worse hangover than cheap vodka at an all inclusive resort in Mexico. The fat-filled danish or breakfast sandwich that comes with your basic unicorn frap. And don’t get me started on the puke processed airplane food.
No. No. NO!
But healthy travel is a necessity for unplugging from all consuming work and stress, broadening your horizons leading to spiritual growth, and getting a stunning sun kissed tan and swoon worthy Insta photos.
So how does one stay healthy as a mongoose while soaring through the sky on a jumbo jet?
I’m here to tell you my simple tricks to be the healthiest wanderlust traveler of them all.
So pack your bags and ginormous sun hat, you are ready to travel while still abiding by the healthy routine that gives you pride. But don’t be too strict with yourself. Celebrate at your destination with a glass of champagne. Or two. And say yes to that local staring at you across the bar. You know the dime piece has abs of steel. Plus a romance fueled romp-fest burns more calories than a spin class. Ya heard it here.