Are you gearing up for summer vacation? Warmer weather and longer days mean there’s plenty of time to dream about that perfect getaway. And often getting away is all we’re really thinking about. But whether your ideal vacation is getting away from it all in the fresh, cool air of the mountains or on a warm, sandy beach, staying healthy should be on your mind as you get ready.
First of all, you don’t want to miss out on a wonderful vacation because someone got sick before you left. Staying healthy can be as simple as watching what you eat, exercising moderately but regularly and making sure your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay in top condition.
Secondly, some people are more likely to become ill when they travel. Coming into close contact with people from all over the world in crowded airports, eating rich foods that you aren’t used to or doing without sleep in an effort to get as much as you can out of your vacation can all take a toll. Just remember to wash your hands, eat in moderation and get plenty of rest.
Finally, if your vacation is going to involve physical activity like hiking, swimming or walking miles at an amusement park, you want to make sure you are prepared for it to avoid injury. Hopefully, regular exercise is part of your family’s routine. If it isn’t, get started now (and remember to start moderately!).
So as you plan your summer vacation, remember that it is more than making hotel reservations, buying plane tickets and coming up with ideas to keep the kids entertained. An important part of your summer vacation plans should include staying healthy so that you can enjoy your vacation this summer!