6 Essentials to Stay Healthy on Your Summer Vacation

///6 Essentials to Stay Healthy on Your Summer Vacation

6 Essentials to Stay Healthy on Your Summer Vacation

Wondering how to have a healthy summer vacation?  These 6 tips will have you feeling great on your next trip to the beach.

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How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

Hi guys!

Summer vacation time is practically here.  Y’all know I love to travel and I have a few fun adventures up my sleeve for this summer.  I love this time of year because the Hubs work is a bit slower and we generally have time to embrace more travel and flexibility in our schedules.

Of course going on trips always involve a lot of preparations and planning.  Plus there is the significant investment of your time and resources.  Because of that there is nothing worse than getting to your vacation only to get sick, feel sluggish or have health issues pop up!  So today I thought I’d share my best tips on how to have a healthy summer vacation.  Because no one wants to be sick at the beach!

How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

Stay Active

I’m all for taking rest days and enjoying a vacation, but I find I feel my best if I can still find even simple ways to stay active.  Sometimes that means getting up early and running a beach path by myself, taking a sunrise yoga class or other times it means counting a walking tour as activity for the day.  Often I’ll hike on vacation.

Recently when the Hubs and I went to Hilton Head we were going to rent bikes and kayaks, but it was super, super windy so we settled for several long beach walks.  It didn’t feel like exercise at all, but I knew I was taking care of my body by staying active.

How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

I’m not suggesting you have to get up and do the exact same workout you do at home every day (unless you want to!,) but try to mix it up with something that matches where you are.


Hydrate & Find Ways to Fit in Veggies

Getting enough water is even more important in the summer when the temperatures are HOT.  Make sure to bring a water bottle with you and fill it up even more than at home.  Staying hydrated can keep you healthy and feeling you best it can also be a key in how to have a healthy summer vacation.

Also resist the temptation to eat ALL of your meals as splurge meals.  Sure, I’ll all about eating my way through a vacation… but try to find one meal a day that has some greens, fruits or veggies in it!  You will feel so much better.

Summer Kale Salad recipe with berries and white balsamic dressing / Running in a Skirt

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Vacations and travel for me is all about eating new foods and trying new things.  Eating too much rich food, especially food rich in protein, can lead to me feeling off though… ruining my dining experience.

How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

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How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

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How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

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Wash Your Hands

Traveling can expose you to all sorts of germs.  Your best defense whether you are flying or driving is to wash your hands well and often!  I carry hand sanitizer with me too, but it’s still not a substitute for good ole’ hand washing.



Use Sunscreen & Wear Shades

As a beach lover, summer vacations are all about fun in the sun.  Make sure to keep healthy from harmful rays by using lots of sunscreen and wearing shades.  Your eyes need protection too.

How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation



A healthy vacation is about a lot more than physical health… it’s also about your mental health!  Eating well and exercising is important but you also need to take time to relax and unplug.  As someone who runs an online business from home, it is incredibly tempting for me to keep working from wherever I am, but I know I need to unplug and have downtime occasion.

How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

If you are really looking for how to have a healthy summer vacation this year, considering taking time off to really unplug… no phones or computers!  Your mental health will thank you for it.

How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation


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How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

As always, ask a doctor if you have a specific condition, as food allergies and gut concerns should be addressed separately.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Your turn!

How are you going to have a healthy summer vacation?


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By | 2020-05-28T22:24:41-04:00 May 9th, 2018|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips|24 Comments


  1. Erin @ Suburban Simplicity May 18, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    All great travel tips!! With summer travel plans right around the corner, having some of these enzymes on hand would be a smart idea!!

  2. This is perfect timing for some upcoming trips! And I’m definitely guilty of trying and eating things I wouldn’t normally and then not feeling so great, so I’ll have to check out those vitamins!

  3. Dogvills May 11, 2018 at 2:14 am - Reply

    So excited for the summer! We have lots of activities lined up and I can’t wait to enjoy fun times with my family. I will make sure we still mind our health and wellness and stay hydrated.

  4. Natalie May 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    These are so helpful and great tips. I’m always trying to stay as much active as I can when on vacation. I like to take a long walks on the beach and I always eat as healthy as I can. The only thing I still need to work on is unplugging myself.

  5. Christine May 10, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    I love this! Such a great idea to fit in as many veggies as possible. Definitely going to incorporate that!

  6. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy May 10, 2018 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Running when traveling is my favorite way to see new sites. I love taking probiotics too when traveling.

  7. Brandy May 9, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    This is a must-read post, summer vacation will be here before I know it and I need to make sure I keep up my health. You have provided some fantastic tips and I appreciate that .

  8. Jessica Levinson May 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I’m finally going on a kid-free vacation in a few weeks. Woohoo! Thanks for sharing these tips!

  9. Farrah May 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    These are all so important!! I really need to hydrate more! I had to get my blood drawn earlier this week and it took longer than it should have because I didn’t have enough water in my system, haha. :[

  10. Di May 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Just in time! I leave for vacation on Monday! Usually we will walk/hike a lot and swim so that keeps us active. The food thing is a big one as we try new foods and restaurants sometimes tummy troubles do start, so I will check out the enzymes for sure!

  11. Lisa Ballantyne May 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Wonderful (or should I say, Wunder-ful!) post and tips today! Will definitely have to check out these products! And btw, it was most enjoyable watching your segment on Spotlight Carolina this afternoon!

  12. Jaime May 9, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I love these tips! We’re roadtripping next month and staying in a few places where we can make our own meals. WE also have a few outdoor activities planned. We HAVE to stay active with our kids (and for our sanity.)

  13. Neely Moldovan May 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I always try to eat similar to how I do at home and make sure I move a little everyday!

  14. Abbey Sharp May 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    These are great tips! Whenever I’m traveling I always hit up the hotel gym to stick with my routine!

  15. Alisa Fleming May 9, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I need these reminders, especially to stay hydrated and take my enzymes and probiotics! For some reason, these are easy for me to forget.

  16. Erinn May 9, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Great tips! Eating healthy on vacation is my biggest struggle because I just want to indulge!!

  17. Samantha May 9, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

    What a great post! It’s so important to remember to be healthy on holiday! I always take my supplements with me on vacation!

  18. Annmarie Licatese May 9, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Digestive enzymes have been a life saver on past vacations! My tummy hates any sort of change in schedule!

  19. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real May 9, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Getting fruits and veggies is a must on vacation! I try to eat fruit with breakfast since it’s naturally sweet so I won’t be tempted to get a pastry every day. Although some days you just need to try a pastry!

  20. Katie Uhran May 9, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    YES to unplugging! I also like to walk and run while on vacation, because it gives me a chance to explore while also getting in a good sweat session. 🙂 I’m ready for a vacation STAT!

  21. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups May 9, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Great tips! I always try to unplug a little on vacation too, it makes such a difference.

  22. Wendy May 9, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I’ve struggled with IBS over the years and I thought I had tried everything! I’ve never heard of this product. I’ve been having great luck with collagen hydrolysate but will definitely keep this in mind for a back up plan.

  23. Deborah Brooks May 9, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

    All about staying active on vacation. Have not heard of these vitamins but will look for them. Now I just need a vacation!

  24. Great ideas! I’ve never heard of those vitamins but they sound great!

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