Tips for a Healthy, Happy Spring Break

By: Kristin Knight

Happy Spring Break, Deacs! We hope you’re all having a wonderful time no matter where you are. Furthermore, we want to make sure you stay happy and healthy this week so your break is as enjoyable as possible. 

Stay hydrated

Traveling can be super dehydrating so make sure to bring a water bottle on the plane with you. Whether you’re napping on the beach or skiing down the slopes, we normally spend more time outside during spring break than we do on campus. Staying hydrated all week will help you feel energized as well. 

Protect yourself from the sun

A nasty sunburn can quickly ruin any trip! Make sure you apply and reapply your sunscreen often. Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies — you can still get burned! If you do get a sunburn, take some Tylenol to reduce inflammation and put on plenty of aloe vera or lotion.

Drink responsibly

If you’re planning to drink this week, please do so responsibly. Again, make sure to stay hydrated. If you’re planning to go out at night, make sure you and all of your friends’ phones are fully charged. Also, be sure to know the name and address of where you’re staying. Lastly, if you’re out of the country, find out if Uber or Lyft is available before you head out.

Break a sweat

I’m all for taking a break from your exercise routine during vacation, but sometimes breaking a sweat can feel nice. Bike around town, go for a hike, or workout on the beach. Doing something active each day will definitely make you feel better, especially with the over-indulgence that often takes place on vacation. 

Pack snacks

Travel can take forever, so it’s a good idea to bring snacks in your carry-on. Plus, keeping some healthy snacks in your hotel room can help tide you over between meals. 

Avoid getting sick

Bring some Clorox wipes on the plane so you can wipe off the germs from whoever sat in your seat last. Also, make sure to wash your hands often and especially before you eat. Keep hand sanitizer with you in case there isn’t a sink nearby. Check out this blog for more tips on how to stay healthy. 

 

We hope these tips help make your break a little more enjoyable. Most importantly, stay safe, Deacs and we’ll see you back on campus next week.

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