Driving on Canada’s roads: How to  stay healthy?

Whether you’re about to embark on your own enterprising car road trip from Montreal or thinking about hiring a Vancouver travel company to plan it for you, the most important thing during your whole adventure should be your health.

A Healthy drive

Your health while driving or simply siting in your car is of the first and foremost priority and is crucial in order for you to enjoy your time. Here are a few ways to stay vigilant behind the wheels and keep your loved ones in shape too:

  • Know their limits
    Watching the breathtaking Canadian scenery can be difficult to pause but after every few hours, get out of your car for a while to break the fatigue. Usually it’s better to travel for 2-3 hours for a session and 7 hours for a day. Talk to your friends or family who are with you and know how long they can stay seated.
  • Get out of the car
    Use online maps to select good places near the highway to break off from the road so you guys can stretch your legs a little. Always keep a few quick set-up games with you on the way.
  • Switch drivers
    Exchanging the driving seat with another driver can be a lifesaver after every few hours. Manage the hours to divide the labor equally.
  • Plan driving breaks
    Only driver in the car? No worries. Taking a 5-10 minute break after every 2-3 hour interval can keep you alert and fresh.
  • Good Music
    Treating yourself with a good playlist tranquilizes your mind and keeps your body awake to your surroundings.

Eating healthy on the road:

Constantly changing scenes and a new routine can affect your eating habits. Follow our guideline for healthy eating.

  • Stay Hydrated
    In summers, it’s the heat and in winters, it’s the dryness. Water is the only effective way to keep them in check. Fruit juices are also equally important. Don’t forget to refill your bottles with clean drinking water after every stop.
  • Pack healthy lunches and snacks
    We all love to binge eat snacks to keep away hunger as much we do to fend off boredom. Sweet dried fruit snacks or crunchy, salty chips help keep your stomach from distracting you and providing you with the energy you need.
  • Choose healthy in restaurants

Carefully select the restaurants you eat at, always order smaller servings low in fat, sodium and calories. Ask for baked items and healthier light food like vegetables. Try to skip cheese and gravy.

  • BBQ something at the roadside
    A small burger never hurt anybody with a plate of salad and fruit juice. Chicken breasts, salmon, kebabs are not a bad option either when it comes to grilling.

Going on a road trip is a great idea to enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family but it really is exhausting. Follow these tips to keep your health in check on the road and enjoy the sights on your way.