Staying healthy while traveling can prove challenging when you don’t have all the equipment you’re used to relying on at home. Thankfully, companies know how important your well-being is, and have developed products to keep you fit, hydrated, nourished, pain-free, and comfortable no matter where your feet are planted.
From a portable blender for making delicious smoothies to thoughtfully-designed fitness equipment and apparel, these 15 best fitness and health products for travelers will make living well a priority as you traverse the globe.
Travel yoga mat
The Manduka eKO Superlite is the last travel mat you’ll ever need. Its nonslip grip makes it great for sweaty practices, while its lightweight, easy-to-roll, and fold design is ideal for packing in a suitcase.
Whatever you do, skip the flimsy, rubber resistance bands that tend to bunch up when in use. Instead, opt for ones made of durable, grippy material. These bands consist of elastic fabric material that ensures they stay in place. These bands are lightweight and compact, making them the perfect workout travel companion.
Adjustable wrist and ankle weights
Whether you’re going for a walk or doing mat pilates, these small, stylish weights are a great addition to your routine on the go. The fact that they’re adjustable to fit either your wrists or ankles make them even more of a multitasking must-have for your travels.
Total body band
A do-it-all, compact device like the Total Body Band is the perfect way to stay in shape while traveling. It weighs less than a pound, can fit in the smallest bag, and features patented technology designed to target the entire body.
Supplements are an integral part of well-being today. For travelers and fitness enthusiasts alike, Cymbiotika is a game-changer. Shilajit supports overall health, strengthens the immune system, improves energy, and includes more than 84 essential minerals.
Foldable massage gun
Relieve knots from sitting on a plane for hours or sore muscles from working out with a massage gun. Rather than getting a smaller version to travel with, which can sacrifice the machine’s power, opt for this foldable option. The device comes with five changeable heads for precise muscle targeting.
A great way to enjoy the benefits of weightlifting on the go is with fillable kettlebells. These can be filled to weigh up to 30 pounds, using sand, dirt, or even rocks. Plus, the soft material lessens the chance of hurting yourself as you might encounter with a metal kettlebell.
Inflatable stability ball
A stability ball is great for stretching, core strengthening, improving balance and posture, and more. The great thing about an inflatable option like this one is that it will take up little space when not inflated, yet takes mere minutes to blow up using the pump.
Minimalist running shoe
Vivobarefoot goes back to the basics, relying on the fascinating anatomy of our feet, as opposed to padded, narrow shoes. The result is a very lightweight, minimalist design that’s easy to pack. The Primus Lite III lets your feet move in the most natural way possible, whether for a run, walk, or workout.
Not all exercise equipment has to be big to have an impact. These barely-there core sliders are sure to level up your fitness game. Simply place them under your feet while in a plank for smooth, extra-fast mountain climbers, knee tucks, and more.
Weighted jump rope
A jump rope is one of the most effective ways to get your cardio in. Adding in a bit of weight will increase strength and calorie burn as well. Bring the rope for the whole family to use while on a trip, since the rope can quickly be adjusted according to each person’s height.
Stay on top of your health no matter where you are with this easy-to-transport blender. Using a rechargeable battery, the Blendi Pro+ allows you to blend powders, slice fruit, and crush ice in the car, at work, in a hotel, at the beach, etc.
Water purifier bottle
Always have access to clean drinking water with this water purifier bottle. It allows you to purify from any spigot, hotel sink, murky river, lake, or well — just fill, press, and drink up! It removes viruses, bacteria, and protozoa (like giardia), and filters particulates (such as microplastics and sediment), chemicals, and heavy metals.
Portable essential oil diffuser
Enjoy the healing benefits of essential oils with a portable diffuser. Place this one in the cup holder of your car, or place it in your luggage to use in your hotel room. Just add water and one or two drops of essential oil to the water tank. The diffuser’s USB port allows you to power it through your laptop, power bank, etc.
Collapsible foam roller
Recovery is just as important as the activity itself. After a long run, weightlifting session, or another workout while traveling, a solid foam rolling session is great for combating inflammation, soreness, and tightness. While foam rollers can be rather bulky, this collapsible version is exactly what you need to enjoy the benefits of it while traveling.