TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY ON HOLIDAYS

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Eat before the airport. Try to eat a big, healthy meal before hitting the airport to avoid having to eat at the fast food courts. If you forget and need to eat there, try fruit or a salad.

Watch out for jet lag. Adjusting to a new time zone might make you hungry at odd hours. Resist the urge to snack at 4am and wait for normal meal times instead.

**Remember when flying long haul, it is important to stay well hydrated! So drink lots of water!**

Beware of buffets. With so many delicious choices, it can be hard. Always go for the lighter meal option or one that is similar to what you eat at home. Start by using a smaller plate; it’ll encourage smaller portions.

Visit food markets. They’re a great place to soak up local culture and eat delicious—and cheap—fresh food. Local food is better for the environment; you get to pick what you’re eating; and you’ll even squeeze in some movement as you walk around the market. Talk about a win-win-win.

Pack snacks. When you plan to be out all day, bring along your own healthy snacks to stave off hunger. It’ll keep money in your pocket and away from unhealthier options. Pack muesli bars, fruit, nuts or your own sandwich.

Make your own meals. If you’re staying somewhere with kitchen access, take the time to whip up your own delicious meals as much as often doing your stay. You’re more likely to eat something nutritious at home— and you’ll know exactly what’s in it.