How To Stay Healthy On Holiday
Going on vacation is a great opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate and explore different parts of the world. Whilst on holiday, you’ll no doubt create some amazing, fond memories and bring back souvenirs for your friends and family. It is very easy to overindulge whilst on holiday and return from holiday carrying some unwanted extra weight. The aim of this article is to arm you with tips for staying healthy whilst on holiday.
It has been proven by research that those who get adequate rest tend to weigh less than those who don’t get enough. You shouldn’t feel guilty about going to bed early, or staying up late; After all, that’s what being on holiday is all about!
If you have trouble sleeping away from home, try cutting back on your caffeine intake, getting a bit of exercise each day and turning off all of your electronic devices an hour before going to bed.
Custom Order When Eating Out
Custom ordering is a great way of making the foods you like healthier, by asking for grilled items for example over fried food. Don’t feel embarrassed about making a custom order, recent research has shown that over 80% of restaurants have reported more interest from customers tweaking menu items to suit their dietary preferences and tastes.
Ask for steamed vegetables or a side salad instead of French fries. Make vegetables the primary focus of your meals. Avoid using creamy sauces. Simply put, make simple swaps to cut back on calories
Get Enough Water
Make sure you drink enough when you’re on holiday as travelling can dehydrate you. Drink water when on a flight and stay hydrated when travelling to tropical locations where heat and humidity could be a factor. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so staying hydrated is a great way of consuming less calories. Having a sturdy refillable water bottle to hand is useful, that you can refill frequently during your trip. Our stylish 2.2 litre Gym Keg is a great way to meet your daily hydration needs.
Bring Your Own Gym Equipment
There may not be a gym where you end up holidaying. No problem, bring your own gym gear! You could pack a skipping rope, resistance bands, arm or ankle weights or an ab wheel. Try to perform 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day in your hotel room.
If you don’t have room in your suitcase to pack gym gear or you simply forget to pack it, don’t worry. You can perform body weight exercises such as press ups, lunges, tricep dips, jump squats and planks practically anywhere, even on the beach!
Sign Up For Fun Activities
Participating in fun activities are not only a fun way of exploring your chosen destinations surroundings, they are also a great way to stay in shape whilst on holiday. Instead of relaxing by the pool every day, try signing up for activities such as a hiking excursion, a bike tour, snorkelling or even a game of beach volleyball with your family or the locals.
Going away on holiday is supposed to represent a great way to escape form your everyday life, but try not to use it as an excuse to lose sight of your fitness and health goals. Plan ahead, get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water and stay active.
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