HOLIDAY HEALTH HACKS WE SWEAR BY

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Four top tips to stay happy and healthy whilst living it up. To the beach!

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The dichotomy between preparing our bodies for summer and what we’re happy to do to them as soon as we’ve checked in at the airport is almost amusing. Then again, isn’t the whole point of getting away, to get away from it all? Well, it doesn’t need to be black and white. Here’s how to live it up without completely giving up your healthy lifestyle.

START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON

There’s certain parameters for alcohol and those stay in place even when you’re in the departures lounge: a mimosa is acceptable for brunch, champagne any hour after lunch and hard spirits should only be consumed post-supper, in-flight or if you’ve suffered a lengthy delay. The same goes for food – if fast food is usually a no-go, don’t introduce it before you get on an eight-hour flight.

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BE STRATEGIC

Here’s the kicker, with ice cream, gelato and frozen yoghurt – they all contain lots of milk, cream and sugar. On holiday, you need to think of the calorie/enjoyment trade off. If you love it, eat it, but if it’s not your favourite, then give it a second thought. Lollies are often made from real fruit or coconut water and are a lighter choice than a sundae or milkshake.

 

MAKE YOUR FOOD ROUTES

With so many foodie options to take in on every street corner, it would be rude not to eat out for every meal of the day. Why make it mindless, though – with a little bit of careful planning and some help from Google Maps you can build walking tours to every area of the city. Research all the hotspots you want to visit and start planning your itinerary around meal times.

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CONSISTENCY IS KING

Listen to your body. I know, being gluten intolerant while on the Italian Riviera with all the pasta in the world isn’t ideal, but complex as the body is, it doesn’t know when it to turn on and off those sensitivities. As best you can, stick to your usual diet to avoid reeking havoc on your health. And if you just can’t resist, pepper in those casual food dalliances sparingly and mindfully.

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