Visiting a new country and exploring its culture is an exciting part of international travel. No matter if it’s your first venture to a foreign country or you’re a seasoned traveler, experiencing new foods, people and customs never get old.

But even so, staying healthy while you’re traveling to unfamiliar places isn’t easy. When you’re suffering from jet lag, you’re eating unfamiliar foods, or you’re struggling to find some time to exercise, it’s common to feel a bit “off” when you’re on vacation.

Luckily, there’s an app for that.

To help make staying healthy on your next trip a little easier, here are 7 apps you should consider downloading.

1. Google Translate

While Google Translate isn’t exactly a health app, it’s still a top recommendation for travelers everywhere. The app allows you to take a quick picture of a sign, menu, or other bits of text and translate it into English––helping you avoid foods that may trigger your allergies, figure out where you’re going, or read warning signs.

2. CDC TravWell

The TravWell app is CDC’s informational app covering everything from travel notices to recommended vaccines to help you prepare for international travel. It also allows you to store copies of important documents, such as medication records, so you can bring this information with you when you’re on the go.

3. Food Allergy Translate

Wanting to experience new foods when you have a severe food allergy can be risky––especially if you’re unfamiliar with the contents of each dish. With a translation app, such as Food Allergy Translate, you can create an alert in dozens of different languages you can then share with restaurant staff.

4. 7 Minute Workout

You don’t need to leave your workout routine at home when you go on vacation. With the 7 Minute Workout app, you can do some quick exercises to stay active. Each workout can be done in only seven minutes (hence the name) and don’t involve any equipment––perfect for the hotel room.

5. Simply Yoga

If you’re more interested in doing downward dog than crunches, Simply Yoga is a great on-the-go workout app for staying active. The app offers 20-, 40- and 60-minute workouts with video demonstrations and audio instructions for each routine.

6. Jet Lag Rooster

There are multiple apps out there to help combat jet lag, but Jet Lag Rooster is one of the best. Jet Lag Rooster collects your travel information, including your departure time and location and your arrival time and location, to give you a unique sleep schedule that keeps jet lag away. Getting the appropriate amount of sleep will not only help you enjoy your trip more but will also make it easier to stay healthy.

7. Headspace

Meditation and mindfulness can help reduce anxiety and make your next vacation stress-free. The Headspace app provides dozens of guided meditations to help you relax, clear your mind, or just slow down and pay attention to what’s around you. Getting in the habit of taking some time for yourself––whether it’s at home or on vacation––can help you feel calmer and more aware.

Apps can help maintain routine and structure when you’re on vacation. Before your next trip, download these seven apps so you can enjoy your time away without any additional worries!


About The Author

Erica is a former digital nomad, having traveled the world as a freelance writer. She is now a writer at Scribewise and lives in Philadelphia. Her favorite travel destinations include London, Prague, and Bali.

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