Traveling is the highlight of summer. You’re free from the confines of the office, the weather is warm and comfortable, and you get to toss your worries aside for a few days or weeks. Traveling means trying new food, sight-seeing, and living it up. But you don’t want to come back from your trip feeling terrible from gorging and overdrinking—you want to feel refreshed and healthy, right? Here are some ways you can stay healthy during your next summer trip:
Choosing The Right Meals
Trying the food is one of the best parts about visiting a new place, and you should definitely enjoy it! Vacation isn’t the time to stress too much over calories. The experience is worth it. But you should exercise some caution. Avoid fast-food while you’re on the road, pack healthy snacks for the car, and try to cook your own food as much as possible. Try to keep your diet “normal” by eating similarly to how you would any other time of the year.
Wear Proper Skin Protection
Chances are, if you’re traveling during the summer, you’re going to be out in the sun. Sun poisoning is not fun, and it can last a couple days and ruin a trip. Not to mention, excessive sun exposure can cause skin cancer and premature aging. Always wear sunblock. Try to stay in the shade as much as possible, and wear a hat to protect your face from dangerous UVs.
Get Active (Make It Fun)
You’re in a new place—don’t just sit around! Ditch your car and explore on foot as much as possible. You’ll get to experience more this way anyways. There are other ways you can get active on vacation as well, like renting a bicycle, going for a hike, and incorporating your usual workout into your surroundings to make the most of your experience.
Since you’ll be so active, make sure you stay hydrated. When you’re having a blast, it’s easy to forget to drink water, but dehydration can cause headaches and fatigue, which isn’t the best formula for fun. Another thing to remember: while you’re definitely entitled to enjoy yourself, you should also try to go easy on the alcohol. Hangovers don’t pair well with sight-seeing. You’ll dehydrate more easily. Not to mention, you’ll be racking up the liquid calories.
What are vacations for, anyways? Ease some stress out of your life and relax! Get a full night’s rest and then maybe a little extra. Treat yourself to a spa. Read on the beach. See some live music. Stress is bad for your health, so try to let go while you’re away—even when little things (or big things) go wrong. While you’re on vacation, it’s easier to put those anxious feelings aside and look at things more positively, and you’ll feel better for it.
Be prepared for anything while you’re away. Stock up on Texaclear’s® lines of relief: Allergy; Sinus Congestion & Pain; Cough, Cold & Flu; and Just For Sleep.
Enjoy your summer vacay and stay healthy!