Well Being

10 Tips for a Healthier Spring Break

The phrase “spring break” conjures up images of margaritas and lying on a beach somewhere with nary an exercise machine in sight. Granted, after a long winter and months of hard work, your body deserves a bit of R&R right about now.
However, the last thing you want to do is to come home from vacation only to feel the immediate stress of wanting to get back in shape again. The good news is that with a little planning and some smart packing, you can give your mind and body the break they need, without completely abandoning your healthy routine. Here’s how:

Before You Go

Spring-BreakGet your Zzz’s

Yes, you have a lot of things to cross off the to-do list prior to skipping town, but the more rested you are going into your trip, the better you’ll feel while there. Aim for six to eight hours of sleep, and if your mind’s all abuzz when you hit the sheets, try reading a book for 15 minutes to help ease your way into slumber. While planning the trip, the first and most foremost step you can do is make sure you have a comfortable ride. You can opt for the option of booking a business class flight or hiring a private jet. Well! It may be more convenient to charter a private jet, where you can have the entire aircraft to yourself and your own private space. But, before proceeding, you might want to investigate how much it might cost to charter a private jet so that you can plan your budget accordingly. So do look into the websites which can calculate the estimated costs of chartering a private jet.

Also, look for dwellings online ahead of time, so you don’t have to move around with all your belongings looking for a suitable place to live where you can rest for sometime after you reach there. Like, if you ever plan to visit Moonlight Heads beach in Australia, you might want to look for hotels warrnambool, which is close to all of the tourist attractions, including the beach. That way you won’t have to travel much to visit all the tourist destinations.

Maintain your diet and fitness routine

It’s easy to turn your one-week off from the gym into two or three weeks when you’re busy prepping for a vacation, but every day counts, so make exercise and nutrition a pre-trip priority.

Pack light

Be sure to bring along dual-purpose clothing options that you can be both active and social in. Local brands like Ex Officio, Icebreaker, Columbia, Moving Comfort and REI specialize in stylish travel apparel that holds up – and doesn’t wrinkle or stink – even after multiple wears.

En Route


Stay hydrated

Bring a water bottle and some Nuun electrolyte replacement tablets with you for added hydration help, especially if you’re going to be at altitude.

Keep moving

Whether driving or flying, you should get up and move around every hour or so. In a rush? Even standing for a minute is better than sitting for hours on end. Try to stretch out your neck, back, arms and legs regularly.

Choose your meals and snacks wisely

Pack some healthy snacks, such as fruit from your local farmer’s market, Sahale Snacks or Skout Organic Trailbars . If you’re driving, opt for a local food stop like Burgerville over other roadside options. If you’re flying, look for the vegan, gluten-free Blueberry Wonder muffin at Coffee People at Portland International Airport (it’s delicious, we promise!) or Starbucks’ oatmeal with nuts at Sea-Tac.

While You’re There


Eat throughout the day

Starving yourself all day so you can indulge at night will make a mess of your metabolism. Aim to eat something small every few hours so that your body keeps working as usual throughout your trip.

Schedule activities

Check out the hotel fitness center, sign up for local workout classes at a fitness studio or gym nearby, or take to the water and go snorkeling, swimming or paddleboarding. Be sure to check out our 5 workout tips to help you stay active while traveling.

Scout things out

One of the best ways to explore new-to-you territory is to hike, bike, run or kayak through it. It depends on the location basically. If you are spending your holidays in the highlands of Iceland, you may have to rent a campervan from the likes of Rent.is to navigate your journey and also use such vehicles as a means of accommodation. So, planning beforehand such details might prove as a prudent choice.

When You Return


Ease your way back into a healthy lifestyle

Schedule an easy workout for the day after you come home to help you hop back into the habit of exercising again. You should also hit the grocery store and stock up on healthy food options the next day, rather than continuing the habit of eating out, as if you were still on vacation.

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