What is more frustrating than constipation away from home?
Despite our best efforts to prepare for everything else when taking a trip somewhere, many times we forget the toll the road will take on our digestive system.
The often extreme change in our normal routine can really affect our regularity, even bringing on the aggravating side-effect of constipation.
In my life, I experienced constipation while away from home on multiple occasions.
I was twenty years old and on the road trip of a lifetime, heading from Georgia all the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Gas stations full of soda pop, chocolate and fast food greeted me all along the way, combined with hours of none-stop sitting.
To no surprise, my bowels began to feel not so good. It was finally around San Antonio, Texas when my colon really began to throw fits.
I remember my two friends and I getting ready to hit the city for a fun night out.
Though my heart was willing, my colon was weak with lack of a bowel movement and I felt quite miserable. It made for a not so fun night, filled with many pit stops to city restrooms along the way until I was finally able to get relief.
If you are planning on being away from home via a long road trip, there are simple, preventative measures you can take to make it a smooth ride for your intestines.
Traveling internationally can present it's own problems for regularity. My brother and I took an amazing trip to Europe several years ago to visit my sister.
When we got off the airplane after the almost nine hour flight, my system stubbornly seized up on me due to the lack of movement on the flight as well as the nervous energy of the airport.
For me, I had nervous energy, not from mixing with the thousands of other bustling fliers but also by our terrifying passport check; my nerves were high.
I had no success in relieving my colon in the airport’s public bathroom. I had to ignore the painful pressure in my gut for another 2 hours as we then drove to the town where my sister was staying.
By the time we finally arrived at the place she was staying, we had been sitting for a grand total of eleven hours. My colon was, to say the least, severely cranky.
Yes, traveling internationally presents a little more of a challenge with avoiding constipation. However, there are ways to keep your colon’s clock tick-tocking on schedule.
1). Ionic Sea Minerals
2). Drink lots of water
3). Move that body into gear
If you follow these three suggestions when you travel away from home, you can most likely expect to avoid constipation and instead enjoy a joyously smooth journey to your destination.
So buckle up. Enjoy your trip. And as always, thanks for reading.