At Bootcamp SE16, we believe in maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle all year round, including summer holidays.
We’ve put together some practical tips to help you keep healthy while still having a wonderful time and making the most of your holidays 👇
Stay Active and Explore: Take advantage of your holiday destination by staying active and exploring the area. Walk, hike, bike, swim, or engage in any fun outdoor activities available. Physical activity not only burns calories but also allows you to experience the local culture in a unique way.
Plan Balanced Meals: While it’s tempting to indulge in local delicacies and treats, strive for balance in your meals. Incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your diet. Try to enjoy local cuisine while being mindful of portion sizes and staying away from excessive sugary or fried foods.
Hydrate Wisely: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your holiday. Sometimes, thirst can be mistaken for hunger, leading to unnecessary snacking. Carry a refillable water bottle with you to ensure you have access to water wherever you go.
Be Mindful of Alcohol Consumption: Alcoholic beverages can be high in calories and easily add up, leading to weight gain. If you choose to drink, do so in moderation and consider lighter options like spritzers. Alternate alcoholic drinks with water to pace yourself.
Don’t Skip Meals: Skipping meals in an attempt to “save” calories for indulgences later often backfires. It can lead to overeating and poor food choices due to increased hunger. Stick to regular, balanced meals and listen to your body’s hunger cues.
Maintain Your Fitness Routine: If possible, try to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine, even while on holiday. Whether it’s a quick bodyweight workout in your accommodation or a jog on the beach, staying active will help you maintain your progress.
Simple Swap – Swap a few things for the healthier option. Take the stairs instead of the lift, walk to explore the city on foot rather than using a car or public transport. Do a few laps in the sea or pool each morning to start your day the best possible way!
Get Enough Rest: Adequate sleep is crucial for overall well-being, including weight management. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to support your body’s natural balance.
Remember, the summer holidays are a time to enjoy and create lasting memories. Embrace a balanced approach to nutrition and stay active, but also allow yourself to indulge in moderation without guilt.
Finding a healthy balance is key to a fulfilling holiday experience.