• Jennifer Hooke

Fear Not! Vacation is calling and you will not fail…

For many of us, a vacation is used as an excuse to let go and throw away good habits while trying to live up the good life without the stresses of daily obligations. Think about this: Restaurant dining, lounging and lazing about, late night snacks, alcohol, and disrupted sleeping habits can all contribute to a vacation that leaves you more exhausted than before you left. For a vacation to be truly relaxing and rejuvenating, it is important to try to maintain a little bit of normalcy even while you are traveling. Incorporating an exercise routine during your travel plans is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle while still relaxing. This may sound a bit ironic... but, because the body often responds negatively to drastic changes, the best way to rejuvenate and relax during a vacation is to continue with a similar regimen during your travels.

Here are a few ways to plan for a positive, relaxing and stress free vacation without failing on your health and fitness:

Remember to Hydrate!! Proper water intake can resolve an abundance of health concerns … but that’s a whole new post for another day. Anyways, while at home, staying hydrated is most likely (hopefully) part of your daily routine. Having a normal routine creates triggers for us to remember to consume enough water. While on vacation, however, that routine goes out the window (as it should!). Be conscious about continuing to hydrate throughout the day. Pack your water bottle, set alerts on your phone throughout the day, or order a glass of water alongside your beverage of choice during meal times.

Mix it Up. No Gym? No Problem!! Pack those workout clothes anyway. There are plenty of active things you can do on vacation without actually entering a gym. Walk the town, hike a trail, avoid or limit the uber drivers during daytime explorations (it wouldn’t be 2018 if I said cabs). Have some fun with it! If you want a little more intensity- bring a jump