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7 Hacks to Stay Healthy During Your Next Vacation


For most of us, this summer is a strange time. We likely dreamed up our summer vacation while we were cooped up in the cold winter months. Instead, there's craziness going on that is causing many far-and-away vacations and cruises to be canceled. That doesn't mean you can't go exploring somewhere a little closer to home though -- like somewhere in your own town.

If you're worried about staying healthy when you leave your house, here are 7 hacks to keep up good health while you have your outing.

1. Plan ahead

Maybe your old road trips involved winging it. With the current situation, that may not be such a good idea anymore. Look up some beautiful and secluded nature spots around your town you've meant to explore and make a list of places you'd like to visit over the coming months before we snuggle in for winter. As the leaves start changing in a few months, being outside in nature will be the perfect place to be!

2. Focus on being outdoors for your activities

Look for national parks and outdoor landmarks to explore. It is always beneficial to avoid being indoors for long periods; fresh air is BEST. The great outdoors, away from crowds is the perfect equation during these times.

3. Stay hydrated

A dehydrated body is more prone to any illness. Make sure you and your family are consuming enough fresh water. You can also pack oranges and tangerines, which are easy to eat in the car, hydrating, and naturally giving you vitamin C.

4. Consider different accommodations

Try something new this year and go camping! You won't have to worry about wiping down things in the wild, and you likely won't even come across another human. Again, with the weather starting to cool off soon, this could be a great overnight trip to enjoy.

5. Make every meal nutritious

Bolstering your own health is also essential. When your immunity is strong, it's much harder for you to get sick even when faced with germs. Bring healthy foods to cook while camping or look for restaurants that serve fresh meals made with lots of vegetables that you can order to-go and take with you.

6. Consider supplements

Supplements like a good multi-vitamin can give you the vitamins and minerals you might miss out on, even if you eat mostly healthy meals. By keeping these in balance, you reduce your chances of illness. Make sure you eat enough fiber as well for a healthy gut. Packing fruits like apples will help with that.

7. Always keep on top of hygiene

I am ALWAYS in favor of good hygiene! Now more than ever, we must be mindful of keeping our hands clean and I love that! It is always a good idea! Keep disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer with you everywhere you go to use when needed. However, nothing replaces GOOD HAND WASHING! Please wash your hands often and watch where you put them, specifically your eyes, nose and mouth. This will prevent spreading germs into your body, giving you the best defense to keep the germs at bay.

The social isolation they are encouraging isn't healthy either. By getting out of your home and going somewhere outdoors and/or enjoying time with close family or friends, you can still enjoy your summer.


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