Fourth of July is just days away, and some of us are taking advantage of the long weekend to visit with family and friends. If you are leaving town this 4th of July, remember to bring your healthy habits with you. Getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and continuing your exercise routine throughout your travels can help you stay healthy and happy while you’re away, ensuring a happy 4th of July!
Keep Eating Your Greens!
Fourth of July usually means firing up the grill and enjoying pulled pork, burgers, and hot dogs. Those foods tend high in fat and low in the minerals and vitamins you need to stay healthy. Enjoy the traditional holiday fare, but be sure to fill your plate with healthy foods so you can get the nutrition your body needs.
Eat a salad. Add at least a few leafy greens on the side of your plate for each meal.
Grab those veggies. Load your plate up with heaping portions of carrots, green beans, and any other vegetables available.
Don’t think there will be any healthy options available? Offer to bring a healthy dish to the party you’ll be attending. This way, you and your family and friends will have something nutritious and delicious with each meal.
After the meal s done, why not go for a walk with your friends or family? This will help you stay active and have fun. If no one is interested, get up early in the morning to get your daily exercise in, or take advantage of summer activities like swimming.
It might be tempting to stay up late with family and friends, but sleep deprivation can lead to reduced brain function, reduced immune function, increased risk of illness, and more problems. Make sure you are getting your eight hours of rest each night to maintain your health.
Grab your favorite reusable water bottle before you head out, and keep it close throughout your trip. Whether you’re driving, at the airport, or just hanging out, having water on hand will help you stay hydrated.
Whether it is eating or drinking, excessive food or alcohol consumption can lead to weight gain, disrupted sleep, and can be a hit to you immune system. Avoid excessive consumption while on your vacation to keep your body healthy. This will hep you stay active and healthy!
Come In For An Adjustment
Travel is hard on the body! Whether you’re spending hours cramped on a small airplane seat or stuck in traffic, it’s not always easy to take on a trip. Add in a disrupted sleep routine and you may find yourself with strained muscles, aching joints, and other musculoskeletal problems. Click here to schedule an adjustment before you leave so we can help you stay flexible and comfortable!