Staying healthy while on holiday…

Thailand is know as the “land of smiles”. Once you are here there will be endless amounts of reasons why you will determine for yourself why this nation has been acclaimed as one of the most friendly places to travel around the world. Too, you will experience endless smiles beaming around you. So much so, that within only a day or so, you too will be smiling from ear to ear.  However there is one thing that many  travelers do when they land in exotic Thailand. Without meaning to appear crassn many simply leave behind, common sense.  There is something so alluring about Thailand that many people become free spirited to a fault. They seemingly forget to use simple reason concerning their new surroundings. Many of which are extreme opposites from which they have traveled to from their homeland. So much so it can put a huge damper on your holiday adventures even to the point of being hospitalized.  Now that is not what you are looking for when you go on holiday; no.

Keep Smile Krabi

Taking the time to plan a holiday, saving the money to spend hours on an airplane, possibly having multiple lay over’s, putting your work on hold and maybe even without pay, making sure that your personal and professional affairs are all situated at home before you go to amazing Thailand; the free land.  With all of the time and energy you have spent to get to this amazing destination we want to give you some pointers to keep in mind in order to help it be the trip of a life time. So much so that you will want to come back for more of Thailand and namely more of Krabi.  We want to share with you a few very easy and helpful things for you to keep yourself happy and healthy whilst here in paradise.

Air:  Take lots of moments to breathe in the fresh air while visiting here in Krabi. Maybe where you are from the air may not be as fresh and clean as the air brought into us as it has whisked its way across the Andaman Sea.  Breathe, relax and be refreshed.

Water:  Drink lots of water while you’re on holiday here in the tropics. The temperatures here are quite high which causes your body to simply sweat.  Your body is releasing a lot of water and you want to make sure that you replace it by staying hydrated. Too, you can drink the water here that is served to you at restaurants.  As all of the water and ice has been filtered and is okay to consume. You can shower and brush your teeth in the tap water but you should stop at that.

Sunlight:  Located fairly close to the equator you want to be mindful of your time playing in the sun. Stay in the sun for shorter periods of time as the sun can be unmerciful and you don’t want to get a sunburn that keeps you from enjoying one of the very reasons you came.  Take the knowledge that you already have about the sun in your own country and rbe sure to apply it here.

Rest:  You will hear the words in Thai “Sabay Sabay” spoken quite often while you are traveling around and meeting the locals. This simply means ‘relax’. Take the Thais advise and simply relax.  Read a book, swing in a hammock wedged between two palm trees, watch the sun rise or set, take a nap or even two, watch the children play on the beach; whatever it takes to help you relax.  In your homeland this may be something that you rarely get to do and have only dreamed of doing it here. Yes, Sabay Sabay. You can do it.

Keep Smile Krabi

*  Food:  Eat to your hearts content, as Thailand is also known for some of the freshest and most delicious food world wide.  However, please know that Thai if food is generally quite spicy.  If this is something that you are not used to please tread gently.  A bit too much spicy food will have you lounging not at the beach but in the comfort station over a commode.  Too, eating from the street carts is also an incredible experience. Make sure that what you order is cooked through. You do not want to get a piece of undercooked meat or you will be back yet again sitting over the porcelain pot.

Fitness:  There are so many ways to keep your personal fitness program engaged while on holiday. What better way than to experience calisthenic training or yoga on the beach, climbing the stairs of Bhuddist temples or being taken through remote villages to run through rubber or palm plantations by a local guide and trainer. You can experience culture, health, wellness and more all at one time as you explore the great outdoors of Krabi.

People:  Get to know as many Thais as possible.  You will learn so much about Thailand through its inhabitants. Most Thais are great story tellers and love sharing the rich history and culture of their nation, their lives, villages, surroudings and more.  Once you become a friend with a Thai it is forever. Make some forever friends whilst here; you’ll be glad you did.

by Zina Docto

Zina is the founder of “i AM WOMAN”: Educating woman to discover their health and beauty from the inside out: overcome weight issues, sickness and disease.

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