We all know how stressful everyday life can be.

Working full time jobs, paying the bills, managing terribly busy schedules, all these thinks make us live under constant pressure. Sometimes, balancing our family life with our work life can prove to be a difficult and challenging task. But there is an occasion in our hectic lives that can really make a difference: aking a holiday. What better way to unwind and recharge than by sitting in the sun, swimming, visiting landmarks or simply enjoying life?

But while holidays are all about having fun and being careless, there is one thing that should never slip our minds, and that’s keeping everybody safe and healthy. To that end, there are some helpful tips on how to have a great holiday that can improve the well-being of your family:

Don’t let go of your good habits

Before going on a trip, take a really good look at the healthy habits you already have. Maybe you and your family enjoy having a great breakfast that is rich in fibre, or you like to go for a walk every day. Doing physical activities on a regular basis will also help you be in a constant state of wellness.

Most of us tend to forget that good habits should never be dropped while on a holiday. Therefore, make sure that even when you’re far away from home, you still keep up with every good routine you already have.

Protect your skin

What can be better than enjoying a hot summer day at the seaside? The sun caressing your skin while you immerse yourself in a great book or the simple joy of building a sandcastle with your children, these are all things that can help you relax and get into a state of well-being that is guaranteed to last for a long time. But you must also remember to watch out for hidden dangers.

Your skin is exposed to harsh conditions when you’re outdoors, so the most important thing you can do is make sure that you have the best sun protection there is. You must choose products that are appropriate for your skin, and always go with sunscreen that has a high enough SPF factor.

Children require special care, so be sure to choose a product that offers the highest protection while also being gentle on their skin. Don’t forget to test the product before using it, in order to check for allergies. You should also be prepared in case someone in your family gets sunburnt, by knowing how to minimise damage once it occurs.

Be on the move

Holidays are a time for reclaiming your emotional balance. The days you spend enjoying blissful moments with your family will help you be more centred and more connected with everything that matters. But you should also be thinking about maintaining your family’s health and well-being.

There are a few things that can help, like taking long walks, since sightseeing is even better on foot or going for a run in a local park.

Stay away from bad food

Everybody loves the feeling of freedom that comes from taking a break. This is why some of us choose to be less strict about our eating habits during vacations. But while some mild rule-bending is OK, complete disregard for the quality of the food consumed while on vacation is never a good idea.

Because temptation can be overwhelming, don’t forget to pack healthy snacks such as fruits or yogurt for you and for your children. There are many ways to eat right, including choosing a good restaurant that offers a variety of healthy and delicious meals, or limiting yourself to smaller portions.

Remember, if you stay active and maintain your good habits, you are sure to enjoy all of the wonders of a well-deserved break. Just remember to have fun and let go of all things that usually put you under a lot of pressure. And don’t forget that keeping you and your family healthy is the kind of gift that keeps on giving.

How do you stay healthy on a holiday? Share with us in the comments.

  • Very sound advice on here.
    Suggestion made by Ambulance Paramedics, medical professionals – especially those in hospitals. In your handbag/wallet is important to carry details of: name and address, known medical conditions, medications you are taking both prescription and non prescription, allergies especially medicines and foods. People to contact in an emergency. Emergency personnel prefer you to be able to tell them, but if you can’t speak clearly or information is vague they will check your belongings to get the details. They don’t want to give you wrong treatment or medications becuase of allergies or interactions of them. Some injuries or illnesses have to be treated in different ways because of you have. Contact details in phones cannot always be accessed. Your phone may be damaged or locked and staff unable to unlock it.


    • This is such a sensible thing to do whether at home or overseas. It is essential to have important medical history and alerts on you at all times and to have contact details.

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  • We take the time to slow down and re focus on holidays. We need this time to connect and communicate for our health and well being. We do explore different food options, which is the fun part of going on holidays – exploring new places and new foods. It is good to expand everyones repertoire of foods and encourages exploration of different cultures and foods.

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  • Definitely protecting your skin is an important part of being on holidays.

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  • I’m always cautious of what I eat on holidays. I stay away from foods that I think might be dodgy.

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