How to Stay Healthy on Holiday

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Health and happiness tend to go hand in hand with each other. When we feel good physically, we tend to feel good mentally too and happiness tends to inspire us to live a healthier lifestyle in return. However, it can be difficult knowing exactly how to look after ourselves, especially when we are away from home and our usual routines. Here, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you to constantly feel at the top of your game whilst on holiday, but remember, no matter how healthy you are you still need to make sure you invest in travel insurance from somewhere like One Sure Insurance, including healthcare as you could still contract infections or have accidents resulting in injury while you’re away.

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Exercise

If you ever find yourself wondering whether you’re doing a sufficient amount of exercise, there’s a good chance that you’re not. Research suggests that regular exercise is the key factor in preventing cardiovascular health problems such as heart disease. Exercising helps you to lose weight, build strength and is also a crucial factor in building self-esteem.

While it would be most advisable to try and do some form of exercise every single day while you’re on holiday, this may not always be possible if you’re trying to make the most of your time in a new place. Exercising 3 or 4 times a week including one day of more rigorous exercise is an effective routine for staying fit and going for a run in the local area can help you to get to grips with it. You could also do some yoga on the beach or hire a bike and cycle around some beautiful tourist spots. Many people find that working out in the gym is the most rewarding form of exercise so if your hotel has one, try to make the most of it.

Diet

The biggest myth about having a healthy diet is that if you’re not sacrificing the joy you get from food, you’re unhealthy. In reality, you do not need to hold yourself to a strict dietary plan in order to eat healthily, you just need to make sure that what you are eating is balanced and contains all food groups in moderation.  Once you start eating healthily, you’ll find that it actually makes you feel better than over-indulging ever could, and hopefully you’ll never look back (apart from the odd treat day).

Eating well on holiday can be difficult as it is tradition in most places to indulge when it comes to food in order to have a good time. Realistically, taking full advantage of all the local cuisine and all you can eat buffets at your hotel will only leave you feeling lethargic and unable to enjoy the rest of your time. Instead, choose foods carefully so that you still get a taste of the local delicacies but make sure you still maintain a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables so you can still feel good.

Sleep

Aside from what you eat and how much you exercise, another key factor that can determine your physical and mental well-being on holiday is how much sleep you get. For example, if you prioritise partying and seeing as much as possible over sleep, you will not be able to appreciate everything you do manage to do as it can make you much more irritable throughout the day. We should all aim for around 8 hours of sleep every night; a task that should not be that difficult to achieve.

Once you get into the swing of things, living a healthy lifestyle on holiday is easy and it will help you to have the best experience possible. Remember to make sure you maintain a balanced diet, get plenty of sleep, and try to incorporate exercise into your day. For more travel tips take a look at thelondontraveller.com.

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