Do you come back from holiday feeling like you need to go on another to recover? Of course juggling children on planes, trains and automobiles does nothing to ease stress levels but there is something about going on holiday that results in all the healthy intentions going straight out of the window and returning home having over indulged and feeling exhausted. If you are lucky enough to be heading away for some half term sun, follow these top tips for staying healthy on holiday.
Stay hydrated: Yes I know you have heard it a thousand times before but it really is important. Cabin air can leave you dehydrated which will cause fatigue, reduced resistance to bacteria and viruses and dull, dry skin. Lay off the stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol and drink plenty of H2O on your journey and throughout the week.
Pack some snacks: Resist the urge to splurge on a poolside ice cream or packet of crisps by keeping those blood sugar levels balanced with a ready supply of healthy snacks. Nuts, seeds, trail mix, dried fruit and herbal tea bags all travel well so stock up before you go.
Give yourself a boost: If you are staying in a hotel it can be especially hard to maintain a high proportion of fruit and vegetables in your daily routine. Take some powdered greens such as Organic Bursts Wheatgrass Powder every morning and you will know you have had at least one dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to get you through the day.
Keep moving: Keep your energy levels up by continuing your exercise routine away. Take a walk or jog on the beach, get involved in some hotel classes, go for a swim or even pop to the hotel gym.
And relax...! That's usually the point of a holiday isn't it? Remember to take some time out for yourself. Read a book, stroll around your local area or simply spend some time with family and loved ones. Put your mobile and phones and cameras away and enjoy the moment.