June 25, 2013 4 ways to stay healthy while on vacation
4 ways to stay healthy while on vacation
You’ve worked hard all year long and now it’s time to kick back and take some well deserved R&R. Whether you’re planning a road trip with your family, a week long trip to the beach, or just spending time away from home visiting friends and family, here are a few simple tips to make sure you stay healthy during your vacation.
Eat Healthy: When you go on vacation do you take a vacation from your diet too? A majority of people find that they are often a little too lenient with themselves when they are on vacation. By keeping healthy snacks readily available throughout your trip, you will be able to curb your appetite and help eliminate the temptation to splurge at every meal. Large bags of trail mix are great to keep on hand for long road trips and hikes, just make sure you store them in a dark, cool environment so you don’t end up with a gooey chocolate mess. Sliced apples, grapes, and small carrots are all snacks that are filling, tasty, and great ways to hold your appetite over until the next meal.
Exercise: Make sure if you follow an exercise regimen that it doesn’t go by the way-side just because you’re on vacation. Missing one or two workouts is typically unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on physical activity altogether. Bike rides and hikes are easy ways to make sure you’re keeping active when camping out and on road trips, while making sure you walk more than you take cabs is a great way to stay fit if you’re visiting a city.
Keep sanitizing wipes handy: There’s no telling what kinds of microorganisms you’re going to run into when you’re traveling at home or abroad. Keep Sani-Hands wipes easily available in order to make sure that you’re not bringing home more than just the souvenirs you picked up in the gift shop. If you’re traveling with children, it’s especially important to keep Sani-Hands for kids readily available as well since their immune systems are more highly susceptible to becoming vessels for microorganisms which can cause illnesses.
Avoid stress: Stress can wear down your immune system and make it less resistant to fending off illnesses. Make sure that you reduce the stress of going on vacation by planning it well in advance. Make lists to organize yourself and have an itinerary sketched out in advance that you can casually adhere to rather than dealing with the stress of making decisions on what to eat or where to go on-the-fly. Try and ease back into your work when you return from vacation by possibly taking an extra day off to unpack and unwind.