Thursday, July 18, 2024

Staying Safe and Healthy on Your Summer Travels.

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( Over the summer, there are more and more people that are likely to be taking time off work, and heading on a trip or a vacation. Finding some sunshine and getting out of the normal routine, can cause a lot of people to forget about their healthy lifestyle and regular routine. Of course, it is important to take a break from regular life at times, however, there are a few tips that you should think about if you want to make sure that you stay healthy and well when you’re on your travels. 


Staying active is something that is so important to have a healthy lifestyle. When you exercise, there are a number of benefits that you can get from it, alongside having a healthy heart, weight management, and lower blood pressure. You can feel great from all of the energy that you can get from exercise too. If you don’t currently exercise, then you should look at the smaller changes that you can make in your life, to make a big difference. You should look to walk where possible, and do simpler things like getting out in the yard more, and taking the stairs rather than an elevator. When you go away, plan out some places to walk or cycle, go swimming, and look for other things that you can do in the area where you are for your trip.

When you are out and about in a new area, though, make sure that you know the rules of the road and don’t take any risks. However, if you end up in an accident and get injured, when it wasn’t your fault, then make sure that you read more online about what you can do. Staying active, but being safe, will ensure that you can stay healthy over the summer months. 

Safe in the sun

People of all colors, including those of us with black skin, can get skin cancer. Even if you are someone that never burns in the sun, you could get skin cancer. When skin cancer develops with people of color, it can be at a later stage a lot of the time. So you really need to be vigilant with your skin if you’re away on a sunny vacation, and pay close attention to your skin and the condition of it. You should look for shade where possible, use sunscreen, and have things like sunglasses and hats that can help you to cover up. It is advised to avoid being out in the midday sun too, where the sun is at its peak, as the UV rays will be strongest then too.

Food and nutrition

It can be so easy to overindulge when you are away from home on a trip or vacation. However, to stay at your healthiest, you should think about making healthy choices to get all of the nutrition that you need in the summer. Make sure that you have a variety of foods in your diet, with things like fruit, vegetables, rice, pasta, dairy, fish, eggs, and beans. If something is high in fat or sugar, then it is best to avoid, or to only have sparingly.

Staff Writer; Mary Jacobs

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