Without access to a yoga studio or organic supermarket, many health-conscious people to feel forced to abandon their exercise routine and healthy diet when they are travelling away from home. Just because you’re hitting the road, however, doesn’t mean you have to leave all your healthy habits behind; it is possible to stay fit and well while on holiday. Besides having a checkup before a trip if you have any ongoing health issues, you should also check to see if you need any vaccinations or specific travel medications for the country you’re travelling to. Make sure you get your prescriptions filled at home too, as doing it in some countries can be risky; take copies of all your scripts, and enough supplies to cover you for your entire trip, plus some extra days in case of potential delays. Packing a basic medical kit can also be useful, making sure it contains the basics including pain relief, antacids, and any other over-the-counter remedies you use frequently such as antihistamines. When it comes to food, if you are travelling to a destination where food hygiene is a problem, avoid all tap water, fresh fruit and salads, and instead stick to bottled water and food which is cooked. It can be useful to keep some healthy snacks from home on hand as well, especially for travel days and to avoid getting too hungry and having to resort to unhealthy snacks. Being on holiday is no excuse for becoming a couch potato either, as many hotels, resorts and cruise ships have at least a swimming pool and a fitness centre. And another way to keep active is to explore a new destination on foot. Before you leave home, do some research to see where you can go and what you can see safely, and use your the environment to your advantage. If you plan to walk and are buying new shoes, break them in properly before you hit the streets and pack band aids in case you develop blisters. If you think you won’t have much time for the gym, pack resistance bands, download an app to your phone or take a workout video for a laptop or tablet which you can use in your hotel room. And finally, becoming ill or injured on holiday can happen, so make sure you are fit and healthy for any planned activities, and ensure that you and your possessions are properly insured.