Eating healthy and staying fit on vacation can be easier than you think. Here are five ways to increase your wellness when you travel.
One of the best parts about being on vacation is getting the opportunity to sample all those delectable foods and unique beverages. But that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your health. It’s possible to savor the flavors of your destination guilt-free with these five tips.
1. Customize Your Menu
Don’t deprive yourself of dining out at the area’s best restaurants. Instead, find ways to customize the menu to your liking. Make simple tweaks like ordering a burger with lettuce instead of buns, or choose a side of veggies instead of french fries.
2. Treat Yourself (a Little)
Go ahead, enjoy the sweets, but instead of indulging in a huge dish for dessert, try sampling smaller portions. You’ll find that you’ll have more energy for your day when you’re supplying your body with more nutrients than sugar.
3. Get Moving
Whether you take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness facility at your resort or sign up for fun on-site exercise classes and activities, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get the whole family moving. Away from the resort, sightseeing is a great way to get in a lot of walking. Or try swimming, hiking and biking to experience the local scenery while getting in a workout.
4. Bring Your Own Snacks
Visit the MarketPlace at your resort to get essential ingredients to plan meals for your vacation. Or if you’re heading out for the day, pick up some healthy snacks and plenty of water to bring with you and keep you fueled so you can better resist the urge to go for fast food.
5. Use Local Produce
If you enjoy shopping at your local farmers market back home, then why do things differently when you’re on vacation? Shopping local gives you access to the region’s freshest seasonal produce and provides an authentic taste of local culture.
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