Digital Nomad lifestyle seems pretty cool as you will get the chance to travel the world while also working without having to be location dependent. Working online also has its own challenges as you will find it hard to live a healthy life. Working on the computer can be detrimental to our health as you just stare at your computer screen while sitting all day.
There are varieties of health problems that are associated with sitting all day as it can lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders and the risk of colon cancer for women doing a sedentary job. There is also a study that states that people sitting for 11 hours per day have a 40% larger increase in death in the next three years than people that sits for only four hours per day. Some of the ways that you can stay healthy as a digital nomad are listed below.
Tips for staying healthy as a Digital Nomad
Always keep a stash of healthy snacks in your pack during traveling
Whether you are planning to explore the city or boarding a flight to somewhere new, it is best to stock your bag with healthy travel snacks. Some of the healthy snacks that you can keep are almonds, dried fruit, protein bars, protein powder, and so on.
Try to opt for accommodation with a kitchen
You should try to choose the accommodation that is equipped with a kitchen so that you can just cook your own meals and skip the restaurants. This will also help you to save money while also keeping healthy. You can then shop for healthy food ingredients that you can easily cook yourself and won’t take much of your time.
Find a workout that you enjoy doing
So as to keep motivated to work out every day, you need to find a workout that you enjoy. If you do not find, you can also create your own workout for the day with some of your favorite exercises and you should try to give yourself enough time to do them. You should also give yourself specific amounts that you will do per day and when you are comfortable or it gets easier, you can then increase the number. It is also best if you can mix them up as you can get bored of doing the same thing sometimes.
Reduce your screen time at night
You would have heard that blue light from the electronics can disrupt our sleep quality as they prevent our body from producing melatonin and then tricks our mind into thinking that we do not need to sleep. It is best to turn off your electronic devices for about an hour before we go to bed. You can also relax by reading a print book, meditating, yoga, or listening to a podcast with your lights turned off so as to prepare your body to sleep mode.
While exploring the neighborhood, ditch driving.
While exploring your neighborhood or the city, it is best to walk instead of driving as this will help you to get an insight into the culture of the city. This is also a perfect way to get to know your neighborhood and it will make the whole city feel a little smaller and walkable. This will also help you to save money when you are running an errand instead of just driving the car aimlessly.
Choose destinations that will motivate you to go outside
While choosing a new destination that you want to explore, you should make sure you check the weather reports so as to know the weather condition of the place so that you can be motivated to explore the area. it is best to choose a location based on the varieties of outdoors activities that it offers. You should also make sure you plan your traveling very well so that you get to the destination at the right time.
Make use of fitness tracker or smartphone app to track your steps.
As a digital nomad, you are always with your phone which makes it easier to keep track of your activity level on your mobile. You can download an activity tracking app and just set daily step goals and this will surely motivate you to be more active. If you have enough cash, you can just buy a fitness tracker which will help to make keep track of your activities accurately and conveniently.
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