Staying healthy on holiday can be a big challenge because lots of us want to try all the local cuisines and treats on offer. However, if you want to try and maximise your healthy habits while still enjoying some holiday adventures, take a look at our tips below.
Enjoy Different Foods Every Day
One of the biggest health risks while on holiday is over-indulging in the local treats or hotel buffets. Instead of trying to eat and try as much as you can all at once, simple try something new every day. So if you load up at the omelette station one morning, try a big fruit plate the next day. You’ll still get to taste all the local goods without overdoing it.
Even though holidays are a time to relax and unwind, it’s a great idea to fit in some exercise when you can as well. Depending on what type of holiday you’re on, you could spend a day walking around the local sights, go for a swim in the sea or climb a nearby mountain. Also, by including your family and friends in your exercise routines, you’ll be making fun holiday memories rather than slogging through a workout - enjoy it!
Drinking enough water is especially important if you’re travelling somewhere hot. Sometimes, if you feel hungry, you might actually be dehydrated; try snacking on watermelon, cucumber or strawberries (they're’ all over 92% water!) to help stay hydrated.
There’s nothing wrong with having a couple of ice-creams or cocktails - you are on holiday after all! A little treat now and again will help you to feel satisfied and avoid overindulging at a later stage. Your body will also thank you for those extra naps, massages and time spent relaxing. Enjoy yourself!
Make Mindful Choices
On the other hand, make sure you’re not just snacking or drinking because the treats are there in front of you. If you do have one very unhealthy meal, try to make the next meal as healthy as you can. That way, you’ll still get to treat yourself while keeping your health on track.
Do Your Research
Find out about the local restaurants and activities in the area you’re visiting. That way, you can plan what you want to try before you go on holiday, making it that more likely you’ll stick to healthier choices.