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 travel. Just because you’re hitting the road, however, doesn’t mean you have to leave all your healthy habits at home; it is possible to stay well while on holiday. Besides having a checkup before a trip, check to see if you need any vaccinations or specific travel medications for the country you’re travelling to. Also get your prescriptions filled at home, as doing it in some countries can be risky. Take copies of your scripts, and enough meds to cover you for your entire trip, plus some more in case of delays. Packing a basic medical kit can be useful, containing pain relief, antacids, and any other over-the-counter remedies you use frequently. When it comes to food, if you are travelling to a destination where food hygiene is a problem, avoid drinking tap water and eating fresh fruit and salads, sticking to food which is cooked. Also keep some healthy snacks from home on hand, for travel days and to avoid getting too hungry and resorting to unhealthy snacks. Being on holiday is no excuse for becoming a couch potato, as many hotels, resorts and cruise ships have a swimming pool and a fitness centre. Another way to keep active is to explore a new destination than on foot. Before you leave home, do some research to see where you can go and what you can see, and use your the environment to your advantage. If you plan to walk and buy new shoes, break them in properly before you hit the streets. 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 fully insured.