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Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Family Vacation

Stay active and make healthier food choices

(HealthDay News) -- Vacations don't have to be all about junk food and rest. An active vacation can promote fitness and healthier eating for the whole family.

The American Council on Exercise suggests:

  • Maintain your healthy lifestyle rules, but be flexible. Watch portion sizes, but truly enjoy the food. Exercise to offset additional calories.
  • Pack healthier snacks if you're planning on a long plane or car ride.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Plan activities such as hiking, scuba diving or snorkeling, skiing, surfing or a walking tour.

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