How To Have a Happy and Healthy Vacation

You’ve been planning for your vacation for months. You’ve planned every last detail of your trip, from dinner each night to the books you’ll be reading by the pool, but have you made a plan for how you’ll stay healthy while you’re away? Don’t let your health fall to the wayside just because you’re relaxing! Make sure you get the most out of your trip with these tips for a happy and healthy vacation:

Check up before you take off

Whenever you’re traveling far away from home, it’s always a good idea to check in with your healthcare provider before you go. Tell them about your destination, ask if they recommend any vaccines and make sure you’re in tip-top shape before you take off!

Keep moving

Meeting that 10,000 step goal is a breeze while you’re on vacation. Take a walk down the beach, book a walking tour of a historic city, rent bikes and ride them to dinner, play some sand volleyball or take a swim in the resort pool. There are plenty of ways to get active without hitting the gym during your valuable vacation time.

Bring your own emergency kit

Bikinis and sunglasses are a vacation essential, but don’t forget about these other must-haves for a safe and healthy trip! Stop by your neighborhood drugstore before you leave and pick up band-aids, antibiotic cream, ibuprofen, antacids, anti-diarrhea medication, sunscreen, bug spray and hand sanitizer. These supplies may be hard to access once abroad and will almost always come in handy at some point.

Drink more water

It’s easy to forget about keeping your body hydrated when you’re vacationing by the pool and ocean. Drinking the right amount of water while you’re on vacation is important to maintain energy levels and help your body adjust to new environments. Take our word for it, you’ll get more out of your vacation when you’re sure you’re staying hydrated!

Don’t turn down travel insurance

Travel insurance seems like an unnecessary expense…until you need it. While we never expect things to go wrong while we’re on vacation, it’s best to be prepared for possible emergencies. You’ll appreciate the peace-of-mind knowing you’re covered in case the unexpected happens!

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