Summer Travels

Travelling This Summer?

Summer holidays are great for your wellbeing. From exploring a new place to swimming in the sea and soaking up some vitamin D – a break can do wonders for your mind and body. However, it’s easy to forget to look after your gut health when you’re away. To help you have a gut-friendly summer holiday wherever your travels may take you, follow our quick and easy tips!

Summer-ise Your Routine

Our bodies love routine, so keeping your lifestyle habits consistent can support our circadian rhythm. Eat at your usual meal times, make time for a daily walk or take ten minutes to relax and appreciate the scenery. Establishing an exercise routine during your travels can make it easier to continue when you’re back home.

exotic fruits by the pool

Enjoy Gut-Friendly Foods

Whether on a staycation or on holiday, make the most of the local cuisine. Why not pop to a local market for snacks like mixed nuts, seeds, or dried fruit to enjoy throughout the day. Or challenge yourself to try a new fruit or veg every day. Eating a varied diet rich in fruits, veggies and fibre can help support a diverse gut microbiome.

Catch The Zzz’s

Quality sleep is important for good gut health. Holidays are a great opportunity to catch up on sleep. Aim for the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night and try to wake up at the same time each day. Your gut will thank you for it.

Get Out And About

Exercise is great for gut health and helps to increase diversity of our gut microbiota. Try to stay active on holiday by going on a scenic walk, taking a dip in the pool or heading out to explore the local area by bike.

Man fell asleep in a hammock with a book in his hand
woman in red riding bike on beach
Reading a book in nature

Relax This Summer

Travelling can often be stressful, so it’s important to plan ahead so you can enjoy your well deserved break. Keep your stress levels low as it can benefit both your mind and gut. While on vacay, set aside time daily to do something that helps you relax and unwind. Pack a book or crossword puzzles and enjoy some down time!

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