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Unhealthy Vacation Habits to Avoid

By Sara Butler

Everyone deserves a good vacation. It’s a break from the stress of life at work and home, which is essential to good health and wellness. But the stress relief from vacations can be totally wiped out if you succumb to bad vacations habits that can actually harm your health. Vacations can be a setback to your fitness. Here’s what to avoid so you don’t come back from your vacation in worse health than when you left!

You Don’t Exercise

It can be tempting to sit on the beach all day and sip drinks with little umbrellas, but vacation time is just like any other time – you have to keep moving. If you’re staying someplace without a gym to get your workout in, then go for a walk to get your body moving at some point in the day (or several points!). Try to stick to some semblance of a routine by making your health a priority.

You’re Surrounded by All-You-Can-Eat

All-inclusive vacations are nice but they also offer constant temptation. People tend to eat more often, have more to eat per meal, and eat dessert after every meal when faced with the temptation of the all-you-can-eat smorgasbord.  Just remember to pace yourself. You can enjoy things you don’t normally have at home when you’re away, but do so in moderation or you’ll come back from your vacation feeling tired and bloated instead of refreshed and invigorated! You might have trouble fitting into your pants, too.

You’re With Bad Influences

Chances are you’re on vacation with other people. They’re obviously people you enjoy if you’re traveling with them but they may not be the best influence when it comes to staying on top of your health when away. If your friends go out to eat constantly while on vacation, drink fruity drinks with umbrellas, and lay around the beach all day, chances are you’ll follow suit. Just remember you have to keep your own health a priority and be aware of the influence of the people around you.

You Get Dehydrated

Water? Who needs water when they’re on vacation aside from the pool or the ocean? Just because you’re away doesn’t mean you should forget your water bottle. Getting dehydrated on vacation is one of the biggest problems you can face, so remember to drink steadily to keep yourself from becoming dehydrated!

Have fun on your vacation but remember that you have worked hard for your health and you deserve to stay healthy when you’re away, too!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Jordan, Utah.

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