I’ve got a serious case of wanderlust at the moment so I’ve only gone and booked myself a last minute holiday to Rome. I adore travelling but taking a holiday shouldn’t mean taking time off from a healthy lifestyle. I thought I’d share my top travel tips with you, please don’t throw away months of hard work for one gluttenous geteaway.
I can’t stress this enough – whatever you do, you need to stay hydrated. Air-conditioning is a main contributor of dehydration. Now I’m guilty of this one – but we often mistake dehydration for hunger, so make sure you’re drinking plenty of water to keep those hunger pains away.
My top tip is to always carry a bottle of water with you. This can be tricky when flying as you can’t take a bottle of water through security, however you can take an empty bottle and fill it up once you’re through.
I’ve talked about the benefits of walking before (and I now get off a stop earlier before work so I can get a quick 15 minute workout in before my day start). I think it’s such a great way to see things on holiday and it comes with several health benefits as it will help with:
- Maintaining a healthy weight (if you hit 10,000 steps a day)
- Strengthening your bones and muscles
- Building a healthier heart
- Improving your balance and coordination
A Treat a Day
This is my mantra when on holiday as you can often overindulge as you relax. I do try to only have one treat a day and here’s how I do it:
- Plan ahead and bring your own snacks, I often have a bag of nuts or fruits in my bag for when I get hangry.
- Eat local produce and research restaurants before you go to them. I tend to look at menus online and make my decision before I even walk through the door.
- I love a glass of wine, but more and more I’m finding myself switching to low-calorie options. A gin and slim is now my go-to drink
We all need to embrace this one, free your mind and keep work away – it’s a holiday for a reason. Part of the reason I love travelling is because I can completely disconnect and live in the moment.