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June 30, 2019: Healthy Vacation

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Whether or not you have kids, summer is a popular time to take vacations. Many people use vacations as a motivator when it comes to amping up their fitness and nutrition routines in an effort to make room to indulge when they arrive at their destinations. While there, they definitely indulge, but also they tend to choose relaxing in lieu of exercises. But, then when they return, they are back to square one: plagued with fatigue and off-the-wagon when it comes to their healthy lifestyle. This week, we’re going to talk about making your vacation a healthy one that keeps you on track with your goals - without sacrificing fun, good food, or relaxation.

There’s a Better Way

Vacation doesn’t need to be an excuse to go off the deep end when it comes to your healthy lifestyle. There is a way to balance everything out – in fact, that is the goal of a healthy lifestyle - balance.

Set goals for yourself and stick to them, no matter your location. Just because you may not be home doesn’t need to mean that you should stop the progress you’ve made!

Focus on what your body is telling you. If you’re hungry, eat sensibly. If you’re tired, sleep. If you feel like moving around, take a walk, schedule a hike, go for a bike ride, run, or whatever else you can find nearby. And, if you want to try the local flavors for dessert, try it, but you don’t necessarily need to finish every last morsel. Your body will thank you, and you’ll still be able to try the next local treat on your list!

My Tips

Here are a few tips to get the most out of your vacation while remaining on track:

  1. Food is fuel. Eat what makes you feel good inside. If you really want to try something decadent, try it, but do your best not to overindulge. Remember, there is a lot of good stuff to try! Leave room for it.

  2. Plan ahead in terms of your goals for the vacation. As long as you know what you’re getting into, having a plan ahead of time for how you want to eat or exercise while you’re away can save you the guilt of overdoing it later. Think about how to move around a bit each day. Maybe it’s a museum or walking tour. Maybe you tool around town on a rented bike.

  3. Rest and unplug. The best part of vacation is not being instantly accessible to bosses, colleagues, clients, and everyone else who is a drain on your time and energy. Be present and enjoy your time away. Let yourself relax!

If you keep these tips in mind, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and further down the path toward health and wellness that you started.

Next Sunday, we’ll talk about the advantages of having an accountability buddy rather than going at your health and fitness goals on your own.

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I hope you have a wonderful week,


Kelly Morgan, Ph.D.

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