The holiday season is right around the corner, which means many Americans will be spending more time on the road traveling to visit their loved ones. If you’ve got a road trip ahead of you in the coming weeks, there is a good chance you’ll find yourself asking the question “what should I do for snacks?”
Staying healthy during long road trips can be a challenge, but it’s crucial, especially if you’re like us and plan on helping yourself to seconds (and thirds!) of every major meal this holiday season. Whether you’re traveling from Scranton to South Carolina or from NEPA to New England, the challenge of staying healthy during long car rides affects everyone!
Need a little help staying healthy while on the road? We put together some of our top tips for staying to help guide you during your holiday travels.
Hydrate Hard, Hydrate Often
If you’re looking for something to healthy to drink during your next stop, skip the sugary sodas and opt for a bottle of water. If you like keeping your water cold, bring along a small cooler that you can stock up with smaller bottles at your next stop. Otherwise, opt for a big 1.5-liter bottle of water to keep you hydrated while you drive. Not only is staying hydrated important for maintaining alertness, but it also great for your body!
Coffee: Black & Hold the Sugar
Speaking of staying alert, we all could use a cup of coffee every now and then, especially after a few hours on the road. If you’re the type of person who likes to load up on the cream and sugar, next time you stop for coffee, try to cut back on the extras. It can be hard adjusting to the taste of coffee without cream and sugar, but those extras can add unnecessary calories to your afternoon pick-me up. Instead, opt for your coffee black or with a little bit of cream. In our opinion, there’s no better way to savor the taste of our bold blends than enjoying a cup without any extras!
Snack-time, But Better For You
Whoever said snacking couldn’t be healthy has obviously never stopped at an Onvo! Granola bars, assorted fruit, and yogurt are among the many guilt-free snack we stock at our locations. Next time you stop in an Onvo, take a little extra time to search out the healthier snack options. You might be surprised with what you find!
Next time you stop, make sure to stretch your legs a bit. If you’re traveling with other people, encourage your passengers to join you for a walk around the store to get the blood flowing. Traveling long distances without spending some time to stretch can result in soreness that would lead to a pretty uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner! Simple body weight exercises like lunges are a great thing to incorporate into your pit stop routine. For a few ideas on how to get your blood flowing during your next road trip, here are 6 stretches to do while in the car or at a pit stop.
Eating healthy and exercising is important. Staying on track with your regimen is the best way to make sure you hit your health goals. That said, it’s absolutely normal and healthy to treat yourself to something salty or something sweet every now and then. Life is about balance. If you’re like us, a road trip isn’t complete without a little bit of an indulgence. We offer plenty of guilt-free options for salty snacks like SunChips® in a variety of your favorite flavors. If you have a sweet tooth, you can try Brookside® Dark Chocolate covered Pomegranate Seeds. Or just grab a bag of Lays® and some Reese’s Cups®. We aren’t judging!
Staying healthy during the holidays can be tough! But making choices that are good for you while on your road trip means that you can enjoy that second piece of pie, guilt free! Whether you’re traveling far from home or right down the street this holiday season, you can count on Onvo to help get you where you need to go. Safe travels!