Holidays are usually associated with laying around the pool / beach for hours, eating whatever you like and cocktails delivered to the daybed (by the hour). Travelling however, is renown for wanderlust worthy adventures being plastered on your insta, deepening an appreciation for yourself and life and being away for a little longer than your parents probably feel comfortable. If you’re packing (or planning to) for an extended period away, it’s the crucial to keep your health in check, not just your budget. Not sure how? Here’s my go-to guide; spoken from someone who’s been away from ‘home’ for over 6 months now….
1. Pace yourself. Letting go of all self control for weeks or even months on end is not going to end with you feeling peachy. Sure, have times where self imposed limits disappear, but for the majority of the time, stick with what you know works: eating wholesome meals, being active, hydrating properly and avoiding excessive sugars.
2. Be active and make the most of your days – and get your buddies to jump on board. Dedicate a few hours each day towards exploring via foot, bicycle, surfboard or horseback. It will make you feel alive, connected to the elements and energised – especially when it’s balanced out with sunbaking sessions where your movements range from zero to none. Bonus side to this is that your friends will appreciate the fitness inspo too – regardless of how much they object.
3. Hydrate with water (not alcohol). Usually destinations of choice are stinking hot, and often we spend half the afternoon napping in the sun cause it’s too warm to do much else. I’m all for this 3pm siesta, but keep in mind you’ll need to keep up the h2o. If you don’t, you’ll fall victim to even mild dehydration - sleepiness, being dazed, lack of energy.
Written by Olivia Arezzolo – model, personal trainer, wellness writer and girl who has found herself somehow living in Bali spending lots of time in the ocean. Optimal wellness while living on this tropical island hasn’t necessarily been easy; however the feeling that she gets when she feels at her best is way too good to pass up. For more of the wanderlust and health adventures, head to her website – www.oliviaarezzolo.com.au
*This post was written for one of my favourite sportsluxe brands - Lurv. After doing their campaign in Bali a few months ago, we decided it was a great idea to give their readers a little more insight into the ins and outs of this beautiful tropical island, and all the challenges that come with it!