RV travel calls for limited luggage and simplifying as much as possible in order to allow you to enjoy your journey and not be surrounded by a bunch of unnecessary stuff, but there are some gadgets worth packing before you head out on your next adventure.
This is particularly true when it comes to staying healthy and maintaining your fitness routine while on the road. Whether your goals include increasing your activity level or simply remembering to take your meds, here are four healthy travel gadgets you might want to consider adding to your packing list.
An inexpensive pedometer from your local drugstore is an easy way to keep an eye on your activity level and make sure that morning stroll through the local farmers market was enough exercise for the day. These handy gadgets are also perfect for seeing just how many steps you take throughout the day to help you determine whether or not you should increase your focus on exercise while on the road.
If you choose to invest in a higher-tech option, such as the FitBit, you can also track your total distance traveled, the amount of calories you have burned and how well you sleep.
2. Portable Blood Pressure Monitor
If you are prone to low or high blood pressure, it is worth investing in a well-made portable blood pressure monitor that you can easily store in a cabinet in your RV. Models are available for use on your wrist and your upper arm. According to the American Heart Association, upper arm blood pressure monitors are generally more accurate, but wrist options are usually smaller and easier to take with you when you travel.
3. Pill Organizer with Alarm
It is easy to lose track of time when you are sightseeing or enjoying a rousing round of trivia with your family, so folks who take prescription medications may want to invest in a handy pill organizer that comes equipped with an alarm to remind you to take your meds.
You can order these online or find them in some drugstores.
4. Portable Defibrillator
A portable defibrillator may seem like a bit much for your RV first aid kit, but if someone in your family is at risk for a significant cardiac event, you may sleep easier knowing you have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on hand. These high-tech, portable lifesavers are designed for use by folks who are not medical professionals and provide easy-to-follow visual or audio commands to walk you through each step.
Do you have a favorite travel gadget that helps you stay healthy on the road? If so, let us know in the comments below.