How to Stay Healthy During a Vacation

How to Stay Healthy During a Vacation - Vitality Fitness - Bootcamp Calgary

When you’ve finally had a chance to escape from the day-to-day and enjoy a nice vacation, sometimes the last thing you want to worry about is a strict dietary and fitness regiment. It is, however, possible to stay in shape without letting it take the spark out of your getaway.

First Things First

The earliest stages of a vacation can take the biggest toll on your health and diet. Whether it’s extended periods of time sitting down during a road trip or unhealthy airport food, this is one phase in your trip when being conscious about your health is more of a necessity than an obligation. When driving, stop and take frequent breaks to stretch and walk. This will both curb the effects of inactivity and keep you energized for those long stretches of road. When taking planes, try to eat a satisfying meal before you get to the airport so that you can avoid that overpriced fast food they have in the terminal.

Staying Active and In Sync

If you’ve travelled a long distance by air, you can use jet lag as a kind of ultimatum. No one wants to spend precious vacation time feeling wiped out by the time difference. Two of the most important ways to fight this feeling are to stay hydrated and stay active by exercising. This way, you’re killing two birds with one stone. Your diet also factors into this significantly. If you gorge on the wrong foods, a surge in glucose will release more insulin and inhibit the orexin neurons that regulate your wakefulness. Then you run the risk of succumbing to an untimely nap and your itinerary goes out the window!

Your Getaway Budget

Another great way to integrate vacation practicality with healthful habits is to consider your budget. Packing healthy, customs-friendly food items in your checked luggage will encourage you to snack with the stuff that is already a part of your healthy diet. Splurging on the big portions and uncertain content of restaurant food is a common impulse during a getaway, but moderating carefully in that department will make things easier on both your body and your wallet. This way, you’ll have more vacation funds to put towards all the activities you have planned. Looks like staying healthy is more vacation-friendly than you thought!

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