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The Packing List: Wellness While You Travel

About Before your trip

Maria-Teresa Andreacchi

If your health takes a backseat when you travel, it’s time to revisit what’s in your suitcase. This edition of the Packing List rounds up the products you need to make sure your health is a top priority when you travel. 

Inspired reading

New York businesswoman, Linden Schaffer, let the 15 years she spent travelling for work take a toll on her health. Now healthy and happy, Schaffer penned Living Well on the Road: Health and Wellness for Travelers to share ways that busy women can make small changes to bring wellness into their lives. $24.95 www.rowman.com




Roadrunners

Keep your routine going on holidays with the Hoka Challenger ATR 4 all-terrain running shoes for roads or trails. Equipped with Active Foot Frame, a technology that cradles the foot, the shoes guide you through your steps. $180 ca.hokaoneone.com

Wake up feeling like a yogi

Kick-start a healthy day with Yoga Wake Up, an iPhone app that doubles as an alarm clock and yoga instructor. The audio-guided yoga starts with you in bed, taking you through an easy-to-follow routine. $8.99/ month on the App Store. For more inspiration, pack this light-weight, meditation roundie that can also be used as a yoga mat, or even a picnic blanket, while you’re on the go. $48, bodhiboutique.ca

Packing the right gear

The Travelpro Maxlite 4 Hardside is a lightweight suitcase with expandable features, leaving room to pack runners and work-out gear. $259.99, www.travelpro.ca

Vitamin boost on the go

Probiotics keep your digestive system healthy – important when indulging in foods your body isn’t used to while you are travelling. The TriStar Naturals Probiotic Supremacy Triple Strength capsules don’t have to be refrigerated, so you can pack them for your journey. $32+, www.tristarnaturals.com