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 to 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 isn't one thing you can do to avoid constipation while travelling, but the following suggestions can help you stay regular:


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Maintain a consistent eating schedule

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Eat whole grains, dried fruit and fresh vegetables

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Limit caffeine and alcohol

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Get plenty of sleep

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Drink lots of water

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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—stools get harder as they remain inside the body.