Long trips in your Nichols, New York recreational vehicles are loads of fun, but they can also lead to some not so healthy choices when it comes to food and exercise, or lack there of. For a lot of full-time RVers, convenience usually trumps the more healthy snack choice. If you are in it for the long haul, then you will also want to consider the wellness and balance in regards to your overall health.
Driving long stretches can also take a toll on your body as well. You many find that the longer you drive your used or new New York RV, the more your body may start to boycott the drive. To stay healthy while on the road, here are a few rules to live by:
- Use cruise control. On long drives, resting both of your feet on the floor is beneficial to your back and hips. Just keep paying close attention to the road ahead.
- Watch your posture. Make sure that you’re sitting comfortably at the wheel, with your seat set so that you’re not stretching to reach the steering wheel. If you are hunched over at all or pulling, then you may as well get ready for back problems which is what we are trying to avoid.
- Take a break. Be sure to stop regularly to get out of your car and stretch before continuing on. This is especially true if you have chronic back pain or other issues that are triggered by sitting in one position for a long amount of time.
Eat Healthy. You should do what you can to eat healthy snacks when you are traveling along the road in your RV. We understand how tempting it can be to just open a bag of cookies or chips, but that isn’t the healthiest thing you can do. We recommend preparing some road-trip snacks ahead of time to make it easier on you. For instance, package up several single servings of fresh veggies and fruit. Other great snack ideas are dried fruit, nuts, or granola bars. Cooking your own meals instead of going out to eat is also, usually, a healthier and less expensive alternative.
Exercise is beneficial for RVers. We gave more detail in another post in regards to ways to exercise while you are on your journey. Exercising keeps your mind and body in better health. To keep your energy levels up, you should really take the time to stop, get out and exercise a bit to get the blood pumping. This can be anything from a brisk walk or short run to stretching.
Remember, don’t let the fun and joys of RVing take a backseat to your well being. What are some of your healthier snack options when RVing? We’d love to hear from you. If you are in the market for a new RV, don’t forget Jim’s RV Center has a great selection of new and used recreational vehicles in New York!