It’s holiday time in many regions of the world. But this doesn’t have to be true. Staying healthy on holiday doesn’t need quite as much effort as you might have come to think and actually means implementing some rather basic principles. So here are a few basic tips on staying healthy on vacation wherever you may go in the world.
1. You are able to enjoy new and different foods whilst restricting size. It’s excellent to sample new foods whilst off and you will be”eating out” for three meals each day. This may be a recipe for weight reduction but doesn’t have to be all you will need to do be restrict portion sizes. This is very important when at the buffet. You may enjoy sampling different foods but have small portions of each.
2. Be certain that you include producing in your daily consumption. For many people cooking vegetables is viewed as hard work but if somebody else does it there is not any job involved. At the buffet place vegetables on your plate so that there is less room for other foods. Wherever you are there will be local fruit in season, so enjoy this too and also have fruit before the cake or ice-cream.
3. There’s a lot of opportunities to be active once you’re on holiday. Take the stairs in taste to the elevator where you can (OK not when lugging suitcases). You can walk a couple of blocks as opposed to take a taxi if staying in a town or have a walk-in nature when staying out of town. Aside from being great exercise, it’ll get you out in the fresh air and sunshine, which is beneficial for your vitamin D levels. Getting into the character can be very grounding and relaxing. The easiest way to do it is to have a walk in a park.
4. Do a workout. Many resorts have gyms, which you can use for free (as part of your stay) or for a small fee. Some will also run group courses and this may be a chance to try something new. Last year when we were in Bali I managed to try out a different kind of yoga, which was conducted in the hotel gym. You may go for a jog, ride a bicycle or swim all of that are great exercise.
5. Catch up on sleep. Whilst it’s great to be busy when on vacation, it’s also a time to rest and recharge the batteries. Be certain to minimize fixed commitments so that you don’t need to put the alarm in the morning allowing your body to wake up when it’s ready. If you’re bored, have that nap by the pool after lunch. Indeed be sure that you have some relaxation time every day. You may even like to get a facial or massage that will assist you to relax.
6. Drink mainly water. Yes, of course, you can enjoy a cocktail or tropical juice from the pool (or schnapps in the snow) but mostly drink water. In certain countries, this may mean bottled water but in those nations, bottled water is always cheap by western standards and is significantly better than drinking soda.
7. Above all else, when you go on vacation, have the mindset that being healthy on holiday is simple and enjoyable. When you’re healthy you will have more energy to do the things you need to do.and of course, you’ll feel better and look better too. This is regardless of if you’re in snow equipment, camping equipment or a swimsuit. So this holiday season applies the fundamental principles detailed above and have a fantastic holiday wherever you go.