If you tend to overindulge whilst on holiday, relax, put down that doughnut and read on. You can make your next holiday a fun and active one without feeling like you’re working out. With our handy tips, holidays can be a time of being active (whilst having fun!) and enjoying healthy, fresh food.
Healthy Holiday Tip #1: Pack your own snacks If you’re spending a day out and about going to malls or to the beach, carry a few healthy snacks in your bag to keep hunger pangs at bay. A bag of trail mix, granola bars or lean biltong is a perfect way to keep you fuelled.
Healthy Holiday Tip #2: Self-catering means better meals Self-catering holidays are great because you can still eat the same quality meals you would at home. As an extra bonus you’ll save a lot of money on restaurant bills!).
Healthy Holiday Tip #3: Stay clear of sugary beverages Opt for juice instead of soda. Try low calorie spritzers instead of cocktails. Drink enough water (carry a bottle with you) – especially if you have busy day ahead of you.
Healthy Holiday Tip #4: Have fun taking in your new environment Go for a hike, cycle a new route, go for a swim, play some table tennis or go for long walks in the area. There are many fun ways to keep active and burn those pesky calories at the same time.
Healthy Holiday Tip #5: Make good restaurant choices When eating out, opt for high protein, low carb meals and replace your chips with a salad. Share your dessert with someone at the table. End your day with a leisurely walk.
Healthy Holiday Tip #6: Relax your mind Mental health and relaxation is an important aspect of any holiday. It’s clinically proven that high levels of stress lead to overeating and fatigue. Don’t attend to work emails during your holiday. Switch off your cell phone and take some time to meditate and be grateful for what you have.
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