When you’re heading out of town, constipation is probably one of the last things on
your mind. Unfortunately, travel is often the cause of it. Changes from your normal
routine, lack of hydration, inactivity, a varied diet, and jet lag can literally bring your
digestive system to a halt.

 

Tips to help your body go with the flow.

There’s no one thing you can do to avoid constipation while traveling, but the following suggestions can help you stay regular:

 

 

 

Maintain a consistent eating schedule

 

 

Eat whole grains, dried fruit and fresh vegetables

 

 

Limit caffeine and alcohol

 

 

Get plenty of sleep

 

 

Drink lots of water

 

 

Try to stay active

When your body tells you it’s time to go, head to the bathroom as soon as you can. Ignoring the urge can cause constipation—stool gets harder as it remains inside the body.