Today I would like to talk about holidays and how to ensure your health and wellbeing is at it's finest. We live in a very stressful environment in our day to day lives, getting to jobs, school/uni, seeing friends and family and making sure we get enough time to ourselves. When it all gets to much we turn around and say to ourselves and others that we really need a holiday, but then when it comes to the end of the time off we have had we usually end up not feeling as relaxed as we anticipated. Even for those who go away on holidays abroad or even away in England to spend a week away it is hard to recover in time to go back to our daily lives.
It's often difficult to maintain health and wellbeing and the majority are unaware of the importance it has to our daily lives. Being able to maintain a certain level of both health and wellbeing allows our bodies and our minds to feel as though they are being loved and there are so many benefits. For example, an increased level of wellbeing allows improved happiness and more resilience to stress factors in day to day lives.
This is why I would love to talk about maintaining health and wellbeing while on holiday so we can feel improvements in our minds and bodies.
Now, I know you are probably all thinking that just the word holiday resembles the whole concept of happiness and content. However, there are certain things that can be done to ensure the aura of contempt feels more concrete. You can visit To Tuscany Villas to see what advice they have on maintaining health and wellbeing whilst on holiday.
I have had a thought into this and I would like to share some of the things I would do on my next holiday to maintain health and wellbeing. Enjoy!
1) Be active - I know this may sound like the complete opposite of what holidays should be like but trust me it makes a difference. Now of course when I say be active I don't mean running 5k everyday, but simply a few strolls down to the beach or a walk alongside the coast would suffice. Not forgetting a bit of swimming in the pool or in the sea (if it is warm enough). Not only will this be beneficial for your well-being, but you can create memories to add to the photo album!
2) Drink plenty - So we all know it is compulsory to have one or two (maybe a bit more) alcoholic beverages when we go on holiday, particularly if the hotel is all inclusive. It would be rude to say no. However, we also need to remember to keep hydrated! Especially in a warm country, it is important to stay hydrated in the sun. I tend to go for a drink of water in between a beer or cocktail during the day so I stay hydrated.
3) Take a chill pill - The most important part of the holiday is relaxing, now how would you feel replenished if you don't do a bit of chilling out?! Now, if you are in a hot country this would be chilling by the pool or on the beach, more than likely after or before a swim warming up in the sun. Take some time to yourself, listen to some music, ly back and enjoy the weather and the beach views (oh and make sure you have a pint in one hand and water in the other).
4) Food - making sure you eat enough and try varieties if you have the option. When you are on holiday it is very exciting so you tend to be out and about exploring but it is important to remember to know where and when to get food. After all, you need all the energy for chilling out by the pool eh! Now, holidays are often associated with over indulging in all the food you can get, so make sure if you get a variety (including the veg and salad) put into your meals to fill you up. After all, this will help you out with maintaining your wellbeing because everyone knows a hungry person isn't a happy person!
5) Keeping care of your skin - I have been on holidays where it has been quite hot and others where it has been absolutely freezing, where occasionally I have returned with damaged skin. When it is breezy and chilly (typically UK weather) it is important to remember to wrap up warm - including gloves if necessary to prevent cracked skin. Alternatively, in the heat it is important to cover up your skin in sun cream to prevent sunburn. Not to mention sun hats to protect your hear from burning through your hair, trust me it is painful if you burn your head. This also goes for when it is cloudy but hot, this is the most important time to remember sun cream because you can get burnt through the clouds. So remember to keep your skin protected in all weathers to keep yourself healthy.
I hope you have enjoyed my thoughts on maintaining health and wellbeing while on holiday. If you have any thoughts on further actions to take while on holiday please feel free to comment below.