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: 1




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.