Many of us travel for business regularly. Unfortunately, being away from home can have a negative impact on our overall health. Today’s tips can help you stay healthy whether you’re visiting new territories, hosting meetings, or scouting for new locations.

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Pack a probiotic.

Learn about the benefits of probiotics to reduce digestive issues, bloating, and constipation. Probiotics are inexpensive and travel well, so you should have no problems taking them in a carry-on or a suitcase.

Stay safe in your hotel.

We like to think that most places we go for business are safe. This isn’t always the case, and tourists are especially vulnerable in areas of high crime. A few ways to keep yourself safe during your hotel stay are to lock both your room and your luggage (use a deadbolt for the room, even when you are inside) and skip ground-level rooms. Ideally, you can get a road-facing room with a door illuminated by the streetlight.

Bring your dog along.

While this one does require some calling ahead to confirm your hotel’s pet policies, renting an Airbnb, or knowing the closest doggie daycare, bringing your dog is a great way to stay active, safe, and healthy when you are on the road. If you’re a freelancer or work alone, especially, having a companion by your side can have a hugely positive effect on your mental health. If you do decide to travel with your pup, make sure they have a GPS collar that you can map directly from your smartphone.

Be selective at the buffet.

While some hotels have done away with the buffet, many continue to serve this convenient breakfast option to paying guests. They’re not always healthy, however, so you may need to get creative. This blog recommends sticking with Greek yogurt and fruit, oats and berries, and cream cheese and whole grains are available.

Handle stressful situations early.

Everybody gets stressed out. As an adult with a family, job, and other responsibilities, this can’t be helped. But, how you react to your environment is completely within your control. When you’re traveling, especially, make a point to exercise and keep your body fueled with nutritious food. It can also help to have a good laugh, so don’t feel guilty about looking for the closest comedy club.

Bring earplugs.

We all get used to sleeping through the noises in our own homes. However, people walking, children running, and elevators dinging in an unfamiliar hotel can wreak havoc on our sleep patterns. Bring a pair of earplugs with you when you travel. Snoring Laser Care explains that, while earplugs are not a long-term solution for better sleep each night, they can help you settle down and avoid the problems that come with waking because of noise.

Find a gym.

If you’re only out of town for one night, it probably won’t hurt to skip your workout. But, if you’re away for an entire week, make sure that your fitness center offers reciprocal access to their brands throughout the United States and overseas (Anytime Fitness and many other major brands do). Of course, you always have the option of choosing a hotel with an on-site fitness center or getting a day pass to the closest gym in each city.

At some point, you’re probably going to be one of the more than 1 million people traveling for business on any given day. Make the most of your time away by prioritizing not only your business endeavors but your personal health as well. From packing a probiotic and staying safe in your hotel to traveling with a furry companion and sleeping with earplugs, the tips above can help you enjoy better health and safety in every moment.