Bathroom Tips for Traveling
AAA is predicting another record year for holiday travel; more than 115 million Americans are planning to drive or fly this season.
Most of us will be on the roads, fighting nasty weather and traffic chaos. Once you get loaded into your car, there’s no telling how long or far you’ll have to go before you can take a bathroom break.
That doesn’t mean you cut back on your water. Staying hydrated will keep you more alert and feeling better as you make your way. But we’ve all been there; feeling anxious, frustrated and even panic-stricken, when we just have to go and we’re stuck between hundreds of cars and find ourselves miles from the next exit.
While we’d never recommend the Lisa Nowak approach:
She’s not the only one who had to take extreme measures to avoid interruptions or embarrassment.
Flying might make bathroom breaks easier, but if the ride gets bumpy and the captain turns on the seatbelt sign, all that turbulence just makes it that much harder to control the urge.
So, what can you do?
Say Hydrated with these Travel Bathroom Tips
- Plan your water intake with the journey in mind. Your HidrateSpark 3 smart water bottle will show you what you need and when you need it. But if you’re going on a long trip, with few opportunities for bathroom breaks, then it might be better to drink a little more sparingly before you head out and make up for it during the rest of the day.
- Focus on anything other than your bladder; distractions can help you deal with the discomfort.
- Do regular bladder exercises throughout the year. Pelvic contractions can help train your bladder to hold it longer.
- And…if your kids just got toilet trained, then diapers are a good idea; ditto for elderly folks who may have some incontinence issues.
Plan ahead so your holidays are accident-free and full of the kinds of surprises you’re really wishing for!