Road trips could be very exciting and wonderful. You and your favorite people hopping into an RV and driving into the pretty sunset. There is just a big sense of freedom that resonates with being able to stop wherever you desire and experience new air. But there is drawbacks lingering in those long hauls. Your health is one of the most important. On any trip on the road, it's easy to ditch concerns about your health and have fun on the open road. But when you are adventuring for a long period of time, it may best to keep it top of mind. Here are the best ways to stay healthy on a long RV trip.
Maintain a great posture
When you are on a long road trip, you will most likely notice that the first thing to start hurting is your back. Placing a firm cylinder pillow behind your lower back will sometimes help you maintain an upright posture. This is also a good exercise outside to do of your RV. At first it might seem weird and unnatural, but when time goes on, you'll grow adjusted to sitting up straight and you will wonder why you never did it in the first place. This will save you in the long run and prevent that horrible chronic back pain!
Stretch out whenever you can
You should make sure to stop frequently and stretch. Some good stretches would include stretching your hamstrings and lower back. You should try putting your feet shoulder width apart and bending over. Drop your hands to your feet. Also make sure to keep breathing. This is a good stretch that will keep your sciatic nerve from being pinched. Sitting for long periods of time can lead to this happening! You might even consider stopping in the woods or in a gorgeous area to have a team yoga session. This tends to get everyone laughing and relaxed.
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Drink lots of water
Studies have shown that most people become tired halfway through the day because they are not drinking enough water. We all know it is not healthy for yourself and those around you to drive while tired. Quality water consumption will satisfy your thirst and keep your good energy going. You might also have to make more stops than usual but it is always better to be safe than sorry. You should some nice refillable water bottles for everyone aboard to fill up at rest stops and avoid soda or sweet coffee drinks that are most likely to dehydrate you.
Protect your eyes from the sun
It's an easy thing to forget about, but make sure you bring your nice pair of sunglasses. Blocking those harmful UV rays from the sun is crucial to keeping your vision clear for the road, as well as protecting your eyeballs in the long run. Light colored eyes may take more damage from the sun, so you should keep that in mind next time you are out on the road.
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