Staying Healthy On Holiday
Typically we focus on being healthy in the run up to our holidays and then we undo everything and create absolute havoc on holiday, quite simply because we’re ‘on holiday’. In this article I’m sharing my top tips of how to stay healthy on vacation whilst still enjoying yourself. Don’t worry I’m not going to suggest you steer clear of drinking or indulging in an ice cream or two.
Enjoy Your Treat
Note the key word here is treat, its singular not plural. What this means is allow yourself one sweeter option a day, be it an ice cream, a dessert, a frozen iced coffee or whatever you fancy. Try and keep these foods to one a day to stop you falling into a sugar hole where you constantly require a sweet pick-me-up. This will also help stop you from piling on the pounds.
Move Your Body
No one’s saying you have to hit the gym hard on your holiday but be weary of staying in a horizontal position for the majority of the day. You may prefer to do a quick HIIT workout in the morning on the balcony, go for a jog along the beach or even a brisk walk around the city; just ensure you’re doing something which requires a little bit of movement.
For many people part of being on holiday is about winding down and allowing yourself to chill out with a couple of drinks and that’s absolutely fine. After all you have to enjoy life too. When you’re scanning the drinks menus you’re better off to steer clear of the sugary cocktails which only add to your daily sugar and calorie intake Opt for a clear spirit with some fresh lime, mint and sparkling water. If you’re in a hot destination this is the most refreshing option too. Alternatively if you’re more of a wine drinker order a glass rather than drinking the whole bottle and ensure you opt for the drier wines as they’re lower in sugar.
One more tip in the drinks department; try and drink a glass of water between every alcoholic drink as you’ll reduce the risk of dehydration, won’t suffer such a bad hangover and can still keep you occupied.
Remember The Veggies
Whilst you can be more lenient with your diet on holiday the basics still apply. Make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables as their range of nutrients will not only help to cure the hangovers they’ll keep you fuller for longer and won’t leave you feeling bloated and lethargic.
These super simple top tips are not going to dominated your holiday they simply provide you with some tips to be mindful of so you don’t come back feeling fatigued, lethargic and burnt out!
AUTHOR: JENNA HOPE
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