Health and fitness on your Family Holiday

We have all been excited to get back out there and holiday with your family. Holidays are a time to chill, destress, and enjoy yourself, but it can also be a time when your health plans go out the window. Have you been on your fitness journey since the New Year and are worried about spoiling it on your up and coming holiday? Or are you currently planning your summer holiday and health is on your mind? Well here are some tips to help keep you and your family healthy.

Explore the area by walking

The best way to explore a new city or town is to just walk around it. Set a target as a family to hit the magic 10,000 steps a day. What you will find is that you will be doing walks before and after dinner, and the collective goal will make everyone less likely to want to take the bus or taxis. Plus, you’ll get to celebrate the accomplishment of hitting a target every day, which always feels great, no matter what age you are.

Plan an activity

Activities are a great way to keep on top of your health on holidays, for people of any age. They are a great way to spend time together as a family and will leave you with lovely memories of your trip. Researching in advance and booking an exciting activity is a great way to helping children stay healthy and finding sports that are fun. Trying something totally different and new on holidays is the perfect way to do this.

Have healthy snacks available

One of the best parts about going on holiday for a lot of people is the food. We absolutely encourage you to try new things, enjoy yourself and not to calorie count, however that doesn’t mean to engorge yourself all day every day. Find a balance that suits you, and always have healthier snacks available on had, for yourself and especially with children.

Screen time 

Limit the screen time for both yourself and your kids. See our full blog on this topic – Health Problems from Too Much Screen Time

Lead by example 

Leading by example is one of the most effective ways to help your children develop their own health and habits. Be that role model for them and yourself and show them you can always make healthy decisions and choices,, even when on holidays.