The holidays arrive and with them, millions of people pack their bags to go to Tenerife and enjoy their beaches, mountains, unique landscapes, etc. These resting periods far away from home usually imply a series of complications that can alter your harmony but they can be prevented by taking a series of simple precautions before starting your trip.
During the holidays we change our daily routines. We practice new activities, we expose ourselves directly to natural agents like the water or the sun, and if we travel to Tenerife from far away places, our body has to rapidly adjust to the environmental conditions, change of hours and the gastronomy of the Island. This is not always easy so trying to find health and harmony in Tenerife should be your first priority.
All these can provoke simple daily inconveniences, or they can turn into more serious problems that could end your holidays. From serious sunburns in our body that will not let us sleep at night to a urine infection or constipations due to the change in our routines or too much food in the hotel buffet. To avoid these problems, we should take some measures during our holidays that allow us to be prepared for the unexpected events that can happen, as well as maintaining healthy habits throughout the whole year.
The precautions start when we are packing our bags, they should include a first aid kit with the basic medicines, sunscreen with an appropriate SPF, sunglasses and comfortable shoes. Once you are in Tenerife, we should control our diet, drink lots of liquids and practice some exercise regularly. Relaxing in our holidays doesn’t mean that we should neglect our health and harmony.
Ten pieces of advice for healthy holidays in harmony in Tenerife.
Protect yourself from the sun properly
When we come to Tenerife whether we choose a beach, nature, or culture we always spend more time outdoors. For this reason, we have to put in our bag, besides sunscreen, with an SPF of 30 or more that protect us from the UVA, UVB and IR-A radiations, we should also bring sunglasses and a hat. Besides this, we should avoid exposing ourselves to the sun from midday until 4 o’clock.
Increase the fruit and vegetables in our diet.
Constipation is a common travel companion. Even though we tend to neglect our diet during the holidays, we should make an effort to continue eating foods rich in fiber, that help our vowel movement. We should also try to practice a little bit of exercise every day. The best way to do this is by tasting the great variety of tropical fruits the Island has to offer.
Drink lots of liquids
During the holidays, more that in any other period, it is very important to take at least two liters of water per day to keep our organism hydrated to face the heat during g the summer, and to avoid stomach problems after the big meals in the hotel and restaurants of the Island, as the portions tend to be very generous.
Have a correct sleeping routine to fight the “jet-lag”
After a long distance flight, our inner clock tends to prevail against the hour of our destination. To avoid sleepiness and insomnia, we recommend you to sleep as much as possible during the flight if you arrive at an early hour to the island, and in case you arrive during the night, try to go to bed as soon as possible. Afterward, we should try to establish a regular sleeping schedule, so we can have a quiet and healthy holiday in harmony in Tenerife.
Avoid tight clothes and move your legs frequently.
To avoid the feeling of tired legs and liquid retention, loose clothes are better as they favor blood circulation. If we are going to make long trips by car around the island, we should move our legs and feet frequently, talking a stroll if possible, or turning our ankles.
Pay attention to your feet
Especially when you are doing tourism, you should wear flexible and wide shoes that are adequate for your feet, so you can avoid rubs, calluses or blisters. You should find shoes with a padded sole, or use an insole. It is also very important to dry and hydrate your feet, and in pools and common areas, use flip flops or sleepers to avoid falls.
Don’t stay in your wet swimsuit.
When we are visiting the island it is very common to be in our swimsuit, but if we want to maintain the health and harmony of our body we should change our clothes. The humidity of the clothes after a swim favors the growth of the bacteria that could cause urine infections, so we must wear dry clothes as soon as possible.
Be careful with the jellyfish stings
During some times of the year, certain beaches in Tenerife have an important accumulation of jellyfish. You must watch the signs in the beaches or ask the lifeguards. In areas with a higher risk, it is also convenient to use clothes that cover all your body if you are going to practice scuba diving.
Be careful with the big meals in the hotel’s buffet
We know that going to a hotel is one of the most satisfying feelings, especially if it is all-inclusive. But you must eat with moderation. With such a great variety we tend to go crazy and then we have to face the consequences, probably missing a couple days from our healthy and harmonic holidays when we have to spend a day in our room or in the hospital due to indigestion.
Prepare a first aid kit with the most used products and medicines.
Peroxide, Skin disinfectants, sterilized gauze, and sticking plaster that allows you to rapidly clean and cure a wound. Pain killers, cold medicines, antidiarrheals, and antihistamines can also be very useful as well as medicines for sea sickness if we want to do sea activities. Furthermore, if we have a chronic disease it is very important not to forget our usual medicines for the whole time we are going to be out of our home.