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Staying Fit And Healthy While Travelling: Sarah Wilson’s Top 10 Tips

Staying Fit Healthy While Travelling. Sarah Wilson Tips

Sarah Wilson is one of Australia’s leading wellness experts and the author of the hugely successful I Quit Sugar book series and 8-week-program.

Here, Sarah gives travellers her top tips for staying fit and keeping the mind, body and soul in shape when you’re travelling.

Tip #1: Think Green

“I make a green smoothie (pureed greens and whole fruit), which I carry in a metal canister to drink before flights. I then use the canister as my water bottle for the rest of the trip.”

Tip #2: Guzzle it Down

“For every hour you are flying, drink at least 500ml of water and drink a stack before you leave for the airport. I always carry my own 2L bottle on international flights.”

Tip #3: Take it Easy

“I don’t overdo exercise when travelling. Your body is more compromised and responds best to gentle and consistent (i.e. daily) movement.

  • Run the stairs. Only got time for a quick 10-minute workout? A few laps of the internal stairs is great.
  • Use the gym. It’s there on your doorstep! Catch the news on TV while you’re there.”

Tip #4: Pack Prepared

“I always pack my swimmers and goggles in case there’s a pool in the hotel or nearby. Also handy if there’s a steam room, which is a boon for frazzled adrenals and blocked lymph’s!”

Tip #5: Disconnect

“When working while travelling put the onus on others to email you back. Often my out of office will say: “I’m away until X date and won’t be replying to emails. Please email me again after X date if your matter is still valid/important.” Often, a matter is redundant by the time you’re back on deck.

  • Turn off (or don’t connect) to Wi-Fi for stints so that you can focus and get “real” work done.

Tip #6: Schedule Rest & Work

“I also like to use the widget Pomodoro Technique. It’s a timer that spaces out focus stints and rest stints for you. It’s wonderful for getting focused work done.”

Tip #7: Avoid Over Exposure

“I always travel with a battery-operated alarm clock instead of using my phone as the alarm to minimise EMF exposure.”

Tip #8: Take a Flanerie

“This is a wonderful French word. And it’s very Parisienne in nature. Flanerie: to take a wander around a city just to look and smell and absorb. No buying. Just looking, in gardens and parks and galleries.”

Tip #9: Do Your Research

Research the area on Broadsheet  or Time Out before you travel, to check out best places to eat or drink.”

Tip #10: Choose to Dine Solo

“This is another great way to get a feel for the local culture and vibe. Sit at the bar so you can talk to the staff if you don’t want to be stuck alone in a corner.”

About Sarah

Sarah Wilson is the author of the popular books and e-books I Quit Sugar and I Quit Sugar For Life.

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

In 2003 Franki immersed herself in all things teen as Deputy Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of teen Bible DOLLY magazine. Following this, Franki was made Editor of COSMOPOLITAN Hair & Beauty, COSMOPOLITAN Pregnancy and COSMOPOLITAN Bride magazine, where she held the helm (and tiara) for more than 10 years. Franki was also the launch editor of COSMOPOLITAN Health magazine, and is an accomplished Homes Editor and Travel Editor, covering honeymoon destinations, family travel, luxe abodes and health retreats. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.

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