Stay Healthy on Spring Break

Heading out somewhere fun for Spring Break? Don’t want to reverse all of your hard work of exercising and eating right? Before you head out on your road trip, read on to see how to stay healthy during your well-deserved break.

Drink LOTS of water

It is important to stay hydrated, especially if you will be out in the sun or consuming alcohol (if you are 21, of course).  Carry a bottle of water with you by the beach or on your hiking trip. If you are using disposable water bottles, don’t forget to recycle them!

Sneak in Physical Activity

Throw a frisbee, jog on the beach, hike up a mountain, carry your own golf clubs… You get the picture. Doing minor physical activities will help keep your body fit on Spring Break.

Catch some Zzzz’s

Spring Break is a BREAK. Make sure you take some time to sleep. Your body probably needs it from all of your hard studying this semester. Reward yourself by getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night.

Protect Yourself

Keep hand sanitizer with you. Use it liberally to avoid getting sick on Spring Break. Also, be sure to get important vitamins. Whether it’s through fruits and vegetables or vitamin supplements, don’t deprive your body of important nutrients.

Enjoy Yourself

This is your Spring Break. Relax. Enjoy a good book. Spend time with your friends. Revel in having your own agenda.

Rock the Shades

Don’t forget your face’s favorite accessory: sunglasses. They protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful  rays. Wear them if you’re going outside for a walk or for hours on the beach. The less your eyes are exposed to the sun, the better. Be sure to wear sunglasses that are at least 100 % UVA and UVB protected. The ones labeled 400% UV are also a good option.

Last But Not Least, Apply that Sunscreen

Even if it is cloudy outside, protect your skin by liberally applying sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher. Most sunscreens expire after two years, so be sure to make sure it is still effective. Do your skin a favor and apply every couple of hours. And don’t forget to protect  your lips. They are easily chapped from the sun. Invest in some chapstick with sun protection.


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