4th of July is well behind us, and the long awaited Summer Fridays are here! Long weekends at the beach or in the country, road trips and family visits are great opportunities for rejuvenation and relaxation. Here are five easy tips to make sure you stay healthy while on vacation and for making sure you return back rested, energized and inspired -- ready for anything life throws at you.
1. Hydrate! I know you've heard this a million times, but I can't emphasize enough how important it is to hydrate. Especially in the summer heat! You are loosing a lot of fluids just to stay cool. So drink plenty of pure water, coconut water and fresh lemonade and eat watery foods such as cucumber and watermelon. Always bring a big bottle to the beach and drink even more water if you're having that beachside Rosé… Remember -- a thirsty body can lead to food cravings… And often hunger is confused with thirst. Try drinking a big glass of water next time the snack attack sets in and see if the urge goes away.
2. Bring your own food! The airplane food is really not your friend. Their pre-made foods are often packed with white flour, sodium and saturated fats making you feel bloated. Bring your own food on board instead and you'll feel a lot better when you land. Pick up a salad at the airport or just bring your own quinoa and vegetables. Easy! An avocado and some fruit are also quick snacks to throw in your carry on for a healthy treat or go ahead and nibble on some nuts, seeds and dark chocolate. Then sit back and enjoy the email detox!