- One of the best things about going on holiday and travelling to new places is the food, culture and exploring the local area. But, if you spend time at home working on your fitness and looking after yourself, then you don’t want to unravel all of your hard work on holiday.
- So, how do you enjoy your holiday, all of the delicious food and drink on offer and stay fit and healthy? Here are 5 handy tips to help you during your next holiday.
Navigate The Hotel Breakfast Options
After spending the night sleeping in a wonderfully comfortable bed, is there anything better than heading down for a full breakfast spread in the morning? But, if you want to stay healthy whilst you are on holiday, there are some things you can do to carefully navigate the buffet selection.
When it comes to breakfast, try and make your choices the night before and have a look at the healthy options first rather than loading your plate with everything that you see. Mix it up each morning, so that you’re not depending on the same thing each day. Look for freshly made omelettes or fresh fruit and yoghurt for healthy, nutritious choices.
It’s tempting, once you are on holiday, to just lie and relax by the pool. However, staying active during your holiday will not only make you feel more relaxed during the day, but it’s a great way to see the local area. Head out for a 20 minute walk before breakfast, or do a few extra laps in the pool to get your exercise in. Then, you can chill out for the rest of the day.
It is extremely important that you stay hydrated whilst you are on holiday somewhere warm. We can often mistake thirst for hunger, so rather than reaching for a bag of crisps or a sandwich, grab a glass of water instead. If you want to snack, then reach for things such as cucumber, strawberries and watermelon as these are made up of over 92% water and are great to keep hydration levels up.
Be Mindful Of Stomach Upsets
A change in temperature, diet and hydration levels can all cause tummy troubles, especially when you are on holiday. Eat foods that are high in fibre, such as potatoes and bread and ensure that you stay hydrated with water throughout the day. It might be worth taking digestive health supplements before and during your holiday so that your gut is getting all the good stuff that it needs to deal with stomach upsets. Probiotic capsules are another thing which can help with stomach upsets, as they start to work right away and give your body the nutrients it needs.
Whilst some people prioritise visiting the local bars and restaurants during their holiday, others prefer to use their holiday time to catch up on some well-deserved sleep and rest. Spending your holiday fitting in sightseeing and tours will leave you feeling more tired than you did when you left home.