For us, summer mean road trips – and lot of them!! Unfortunately, road trips can mean long stretches sitting in the car, eating less than the most nutritious food, and sometimes an uncomfortable tummy. We do our best to try and keep all of our digestive systems running like well oiled machines but it can definitely be a challenge! I’m thrilled to be partnering with Align and Influence Central on this sponsored post to share some ways we try and keep our digestive systems in balance while traveling.
Drink lots of water.
It’s tempting to load up on coffee and sugary drinks when traveling, especially if you got an early start. Water is really the best thing for your body and an added benefit is that it won’t make you jittery or aggravate your digestive system. Kids might need an added push to drink water, so having an easy to add flavor tablet or drops is a great option as well. Plus, all of those added bathroom breaks will make sure your stretch your legs!
Bring your own food.
Ever been on a road trip and realized you are in the middle of nowhere right at mealtime? We’ve wound up stopping at some places we never would have eaten at otherwise – and wound up regretting it later! It just took a few times getting stuck eating in a greasy dive because we were just…so…hungry before we started making sure that we at least had enough healthy snacks to get us to the next reliable restaurant. There is nothing worse than getting back on the road and realizing your last meal did not agree with you!
I’ve always been a huge fan of probiotics in my day to day life, but they are especially important when traveling. Eating out, staying up past a regular bedtime, and the excitement of a trip can wreck havoc on anyone’s digestive balance, but it has always been especially hard on Josh. Since he is still not really comfortable swallowing pills, I love that Align (a brand I already love and trust) has a chewable probiotic for kids – Align Jr. It helps support his digestive health while we are on the road.* Plus it does not need to be refrigerated – perfect for on the road!
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
These are great tips. Everyone in our family takes probiotics daily. We all feel so much better now that we’ve been doing that for a while.
Colleen Lanin says
I have to get this for the kids! I take a probiotic everyday, and it makes me feel so much better. I’ve never thought of putting the kids on one, though.
Probiotics are great for good gut health. We make sure to take them daily and it’s one of the first things we pack when we are vacationing.
Pam Wattenbarger says
I swear by probiotics. I take them every day! They have really changed my gut health.
Seattle Travel Blogger says
This is a very useful article.
I have heard that water is a miracle-worker in aiding in digestive problems.
There is nothing worse than digestive issues when out and about except when it happens to the kids. These are some really great tips!
Louise Bishop says
I have a friend who has to deal with clogging issues, and probiotics are worth their weight in gold. She swears by them.
Kita Bryant says
Water is so crucial on long trips. Really everything you listed helps keep people feeling well.
Adrianne Betz says
Great list. I know some people who could really use the reminders to stay well and regular.
Veronica Solomon says
Great tips for digestive health, especially when you are on the road
Dawn McAlexander says
These are all wonderful tips. I think these probiotics pills are vitally important to the kids. They need to get their probiotics any way that they can.
This kind of information is always good to have. The one thing you don’t want on a trip is digestive issues.
Amanda Love says
Probiotics does a lot of amazing things for us and our health. I think it’s good to have it with you while you’re on the road or in a different country.
Our Family world says
What a great tips and so glad that you share this with us, We need this tips when we are on the road trip Next week.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
These are all wonderful tips! Taking probiotic supplements would ensure gut health. Not only will it improve our immune system, it will also help with digestion so we absorb all the nutrients in food. Thanks for sharing these tips. I am sure a lot of parents will find them benefiicial.
Tonia @TheChattyMomma says
We just took a trip this weekend and I made sure to pack lots of water and our own food.
Shannon Gurnee says
Traveling can be fun until there are digestive issues. Those are NOT fun! Align is a great product!
Good post. We all feel so much better now that we’ve been doing that for a while. thanks for sharing.