5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation

5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Travel season is almost here and hopefully, you’re taking some vacation days to enjoy time away from the stresses of life. Afterall, studies show taking time off can make us more productive at our jobs and happier in general.

Vacations are great, but often it can be far too easy to completely let loose and ditch the healthy habits we’ve worked so hard to cultivate. The last thing we want is to come back from vacation feeling sick, tired, and carrying extra weight.

If you have a vacation planned this year but still want to keep up your healthy habits here are 5 tips to help you stay on track while still enjoying yourself.

1- Drink plenty of water.

This can be tricky since vacations usually take us off our typical schedules, but drinking enough water can help us feel energized, flush out waste, and keep cravings under control. Bring a refillable water bottle when you travel and maybe some yummy HEART & HYDRATION™ to help keep you hydrated!

2- Plan an active activity or two.

If you’re going to a major city or taking the family to a theme park, chances are you’ll get plenty of steps in seeing all the sites.

If your vacation plans consist of primarily relaxing on the beach for a week, consider some walks on the beach or planning some active excursions like snorkeling, hiking, biking, or even zip lining. The opportunities are endless and the more you move, the more you’ll be able to explore and really see your destination.

3- Don’t go overboard on alcohol.

A vacation is a great time to enjoy some drinks, but try not to overdo it. Keep in mind that alcohol contains the most calories per gram (9 calories per gram) and those calories can add up quick! Plus you probably don’t want to spend precious vacation time trying to recover from a hangover.

4- Try to eat fruit and veggies every day.

While on your vacation enjoy some delicious food that your destination has to offer, but don’t forget to eat some veggies or fruit each day. Many places have fresh farmers markets where you can purchase some amazing produce. Plus you’ll save money doing some of the cooking yourself rather than eating out for every meal.

5- Relax and have fun!

Vacations are meant to be fun and relaxing. Taking a break from daily stress and work can greatly improve your health both mentally and physically!

Enjoy yourself and take in your surroundings and do your best to stick with your healthy habits. Try to make it a real vacation and leave the emails, phone, and even social media behind. Use your time to set new goals and intentions.

Happy travels!