Lifestyle

Travel Checklist

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Carry-On Suitcase

Moving your bowels regularly takes fiber -- lots of it. We’re talking about 3 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables every day. Go easy on meat and dairy and load up on produce. Just be sure you add it to your diet gradually. Skip fast and prepared foods. They may be quick and easy, but they’re almost always low in fiber.

Tech Prep

To eliminate stress caused by your luggage, pack a wardrobe that’s interchangeable (think mix and match tops and bottoms) and fits into a carry-on suitcase.

A Good Book

Or throw on some noise-canceling earbuds and disconnect from the internet with an old-fashioned book.

Amenity Kit

You don’t need to fly first class to deserve an amenity kit—just put together your own. Include lip balm, hand cream, essential oil (try lavender for its sensory qualities), gum, tissues, and a dental set with toothbrush and toothpaste.

Neck Pillow

To get rest and feel better once you’ve arrived, use a neck pillow for some extra snooze support. Bonus: no more head bobbing!

Compression Socks

For long-haul flights where it can be challenging to walk and stretch your legs, compression socks reduce swelling and support blood circulation.

Eye Mask

Whether you’re on a plane or in a hotel room, an eye mask can help you fall—and stay—asleep by blocking out light.1

Relieve Occasional Constipation

Dehydration and changes in diet can back up your system when you travel. Drink plenty of fluids and try an osmotic laxative like MiraLAX®2, which works with the water in your body to hydrate and soften, unblocking your system naturally. Plus, it doesn’t cause harsh or inconvenient side effects like cramping, gas, and the sudden need to go.

The Right Shoes

When it comes to packing the right shoes, think in threes. Depending on where you’re going, you’ll likely need one dress pair, one casual pair, and one comfortable pair for strolling.

Hand Sanitizer

You increase your exposure to germs when you travel. To reduce your exposure to germs while traveling, keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in your bag.

1https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-travel 2Use as directed for occasional constipation