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Summer Vacation Tips for Seniors

Seniors are at the perfect time of life to still experience all the joys of travel. Here are a few of our favorite tips to enjoy your summer vacation trips.

  1. Make a Plan
    When you are away from home, samll things can turn into big things quite fast! Plan ahead if you have special  medical needs  or specific physical requirements, such as a need for ramps or first floor accomodations.
  2. Manage Your Meds
    When you are out-of-town, getting a prescription refill can be quite a chore. Be sure you’ve got your medications in plenty supply before you leave home.
  3. Call Ahead
    Many airlines, hotels, cruises and other vacation destinations have special accommodations for seniors. Early boarding, better seating, transportation from gate to gate and even special discounts are often available. Call ahead to make arrangements so you never have to wait or wonder when it’s time to go.
  4. Mind Your Travel Time
    Six hours in a car can be a long time to sit! Be sure you plan for stops to stretch your legas and walk around a bit. Try and schedule non-stop flights, airports can be huge, and changing flights can be an exhausting proposition.
  5. Keep Your Schedule Light
    eep your schedule open.For example, schedule your morning for a tour or excursion, followed by a long afternoon by the pool or playing games indoors. Or even  take a whole day to do absolutely nothing! You’ll still enjoy your vacation without feeling run-down halfway through your time away.

to read more visit:  http://www.generationshcm.com/blog/2017/06/best-travel-tips-seniors-summer/

Stay Healthy While on Vacation

Here are some tips to keep up with your healty routines while away from home!

Pack Low Sugar Bars

“Many people underestimate how dehydrating a plane can be, and this dehydration can turn into excess hunger later,” Minchen told Medical Daily. “Traveling with some protein sources and a full liter of water can help prevent dehydration and fatigue, as well as excessive hunger and overeating later.”

Snack Every Few Hours

Unlike a plane ride, traveling by car allows you to not only bring more food, but more options as well. Minchen recommends having a snack every 2-4 hours. She advises to focus on portable protein sources including Greek yogurt, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, jerky, and flax crackers.

Eat Balanced Meals

Once you arrive at your destination, it can be tempting to eat large portions. This is especially true if you’re vacationing at an all-inclusive resort filled with multiple buffets that seem to have endless options.

Healthy eating enforces activity and vice versa.

Stay Active

Usually on vacation, you have activites planned which will give you a lot of  opportunity for physical activity. If not, then just taking some walks will suffice.

Drink Lots Of Water

Although its tempting to grab a softdrink, or even a harder version, like an afternoon cocktail, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of pure water. Some vaction destinations do not have safe local drinking water, so in those cases, be sure to buy enough bottled water to see you through your stay.

Read more at: http://www.medicaldaily.com/how-travel-healthy-5-food-and-nutrition-tips-your-summer-vacation-registered-419219

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