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January 25, 2023

Keeping Healthy on Your Summer Holidays

Planning ahead to your summer holiday? The depths of winter are the perfect time to plan a summer holiday so that you have something to look forward to and so that you can plan the best possible experience – you could also make big savings by making bookings now! It can be easy to neglect your health during your summer holidays, so here are a few tips that will help you to manage and stay safe on your travel.

Stay Hydrated

First, you need to make sure that you stay hydrated when on holiday. If you are visiting somewhere hot and/or doing a lot of activities, it can be easy to become dehydrated. The recommended level in the UK is around 1.2 litres, so you may want to aim for more than this if travelling somewhere hot. The vast majority of European countries have safe drinking water, but you should always research in advance and buy bottled if you are ever unsure.

Skin Protection

Getting sunburnt on holiday can not only be painful and make the trip harder to enjoy but also cause serious harm to your health and increase the risk of skin cancer. Therefore, you need to prioritise skin protection (especially if you burn easily!). This should involve applying sun cream every few hours, spending time in the shade when possible, and wearing light, breathable clothing that will protect your skin.

Opt for Contacts

If you wear glasses, you might find your holiday a good time to switch to contact lenses. Contacts are less encumbering, you do not have to worry about losing them or them falling out during activity and they are more discrete. Additionally, contacts can provide important protection against UV rays at all times.

Know Your Health

It is also important to know your health and keep this in mind at all times. People’s conditions can often get worse on holiday because their routine is different, so you need to make sensible choices. If you have a condition like diabetes, it is a good idea to check in with your doctor first and ask for advice. You also want to make sure that you bring your medication with you and have insurance in place before you leave.

Balance Rest & Activity

You want to stay active on your holidays for your physical and mental health and activities like walking tours, hiking and cycling can be ideal. You need to avoid overdoing it, though, and schedule downtime and ensure that you are getting enough sleep each night.

Wash Hands Regularly

Since the pandemic, people are a lot more aware of hygiene and this is a good thing. You want to make sure that you wash your hands regularly while on holiday to avoid picking up illnesses.

Hopefully, the advice in this post will help you to stay happy and healthy on your next summer holiday.

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