Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling after spring and before autumn. At the very stage of summer, the days are longest and the nights are shortest with day length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice.
However, during summer vacation, people tend to experience a good number of new foods, locales, temperatures, people, situations and circumstances which are of course great. But if certain basic precautions are not taken, you can get into trouble and regret embarking on such vacation. To overcome this unrelenting heat, coupled with other associated problems in summer, here are few tips to stay healthy.
DON’T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN
Travel in summer can take a good toll on the skin as well. Days spent at the beach or pool implies spending more time under the sun. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor and apply it every 2 hours. It will prevent sunburn and lowers the risk of developing skin cancer also.
KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED
Water is important and it is advised to stick to just pure water as beverages can’t help in keeping you hydrated. Alcohol can put additional strain on the body and can weaken the immunity. For staying healthy while travelling, drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water with meals.
IF POSSIBLE EXERCISE
If your hotel has a gym, then do take advantage of it. Just spare 20 to 25 minutes and work out. You can also start doing simple exercises like squats or pushups before heading out for the gym.
BULK UP ON FRESH FOODS BEFORE HEADING TO THE TRIP
We all are excited when our trip is finally happening. But that doesn’t mean to overlook the diet. Focus on eating wholesome fruits, vegetables, lean protein options instead of munching junk before starting the vacations.
QUIT FATTY FOODS
It is common to indulge in your favourite foods while travelling but you have to put some thought to meal preferences and control temptations. In other words, avoid fried and fatty foods that can play havoc with your digestive system and upset your gastrointestinal tract while on vacation. Enjoy the cuisine and culture of whichever place you’re visiting but take care of your stomach.
WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER EACH MEAL
Washing hands can prevent you from diarrhoea and all respiratory infections. Besides, consider the health of all who are accompanying you and the environment where you find yourself too. Carry antibacterial wipes and clean down any dirty areas such as your seat.
MAKE SURE YOU ENGAGE YOURSELF WITH SLEEP
Finally, don’t forget to have a sound sleep for at least 6 hours. Vacation is a time for rest and enjoyment but that doesn’t mean you have to play with your body’s time table.
Have you a fun-filled vacation.