Holidays are generally a time to overindulge and treat yourself; a time when all of your intended eating and exercise goals are thrown out the window.
Travelling is medicine for the soul. However, when we leave our work and everyday responsibilities behind, we tend to forget about our wellbeing. Below are some simple tips to help you stay on a healthy track while you’re on holidays this summer.
Maintain regular eating patterns
It’s no secret that eating properly can lessen many health-related issues. Eating well, and regularly can take some discipline while you’re travelling, but if you want to stay healthy, taking the time to get balanced nutrition is important. Travel has an element of spontaneity to it, so sticking to regular eating patters may be difficult. Keeping to some sort of routine (and watching your portion sizes) can help you regulate your body and mind.
Drink lots of water
Along with all of your adventuring, swimming and party going, comes the risk of dehydration. When we’re in holiday mode, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. Hydration is the key to your body functioning well, it helps you tackle jet lag, avoid headaches and can also help you differentiate between thirst and hunger.
Walk as much as possible and include some physical activity into your daily plans. Choose the cycling tour of the city you’re visiting, rather than taking public transport. Do a fun activity such as snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding, or go for a hike, play some tennis or go out dancing. There are so many great ways to be active on your holiday but don’t forget a hat and sunscreen when you’re outdoors!
When travelling there is always so much to see and do! It can also be a bit overwhelming if you don’t pace yourself. Rest and relaxation are vital – otherwise you’ll need a holiday after your holiday when you return home! Clear your mind and go at your own pace.