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5 Steps to Staying Healthy during the Holiday


Work Out Regularly

Getting too engrossed in our work and neglecting our health is a very common phenomenon nowadays, especially during the holidays. However, we should stay physically active to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, it is essential that you exercise daily whether it is a walk to the place you’ve planned to explore or just a quick run to the nearest grocery store to buy a few essentials. Maybe taking the stairs instead of the elevator if you’re hotel room isn’t too high up. This way, you will burn more calories and prevent your body from gaining excess weight.

Eat at least one fresh meal daily

When travelling, it’s hard to keep a stable routine, especially when it comes to when and what we eat. Although it’s not a bad thing to relish a few lip smacking cuisines whilst away on a holiday, things can get out of hand when it comes to your health and fitness. Therefore, it is very essential that you ensure you’re eating at least one healthy, nutritious meal daily.

Most of the places you’ll visit will have small local markets from where you can buy a lot of healthy food items such as meat, grains, and seafood. Most accommodation these days will have cooking facilities, especially in Airbnb BnB’s. If you plan to eat out or don’t want to cook, you can always cut out the unhealthy food by opting for vegetarian alternatives or going for grilled food items instead of fried. Just one healthy meal a day can ensure that you do not go off-road when it comes to your health and fitness.

Get your beauty sleep

Planning holidays can be very exciting. However, it can become hectic trying to pack things on time and have it all go according to the plan. The anxiety and stress level increases drastically. Additionally, the uncomfortable flights and the long drives can leave you sleep deprived, making you leaving you feeling irritated and unwell. If you can’t have at least 8 hours of sleep on your holidays, try taking a nap in the afternoon. It will help you feel rejuvenated, and you will be able to enjoy your vacation more!

Stay away from germs

Whilst travelling, it is very easy to catch the flu or cold. It is a smart idea to get a flu vaccine before heading away on holidays as the flu is the last thing you’ll want to have to deal with and may ruin your whole trip and turn into a disaster. It is suggested that you always keep a hand sanitizer sanitiser on you. When you are out and cannot wash your hands, use it, and it will kill most harmful microbes all the bacteria on your hands. Also, disinfectant wipes are great for wiping down surfaces. This way you can minimize the risk of avoid getting sick and help prevent germs from entering your body. Make sure to wash your hands before and after eating, use the hand sanitizer sanitiser when you are travelling on public transport or visiting public places and avoid sharing water bottles.

Keep yourself hydrated

Whiniest on holiday you tend to do a lot of exploring so you’ll need to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. In hot weather in particular, iIf you do not drink at least eight glasses of water, you may start to experience dehydration such as fainting, palpitations, confusion and weakness. It is also a smart idea to get a flu vaccine before heading away on holidays as the flu is the last thing you’ll want to have to deal with and may ruin your whole trip and turn into a disaster.

Follow these tips and stay healthy during the holidays!