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Top tips for a healthy summer holiday!

If you're lucky enough to get away this summer, a little preparation may go a long way to ensuring your dream holiday doesn't turn into a living nightmare.

We have put together some simple tips to help you keep safe & healthy on your holiday.

1. Hydration:
It's important to drink as much water as possible to keep your body hydrated. When flying, drinking a glass of water every hour before, during and just after a flight can significantly reduce the effects of jet-lag.

2. Sunscreen:
If you're visiting a warm country, make sure you apply sunscreen to exposed body parts. Sunburn can be very painful and in some cases could lead to requiring medical care - always protect your skin.

3. Swimming:
Swimming is a great way to exercise. However, whilst swimming may have the cooling effect, the sun's rays can still penetrate through water so do make sure that you use a good water-resistant sun cream or spray.

4. Exercise:
Do lots of walking and get involved in physical activities when you can. Swimming, water aerobics and yoga are all great fun. However, do maintain a balance - extreme physical exertion in hot weather can lead to heatstroke.

5. Alcohol:
Most of us like to have a drink or two when we are on holiday but alcohol dehydrates the body and can cause illness in hot, humid climates. For every alcoholic drink, it helps to have a glass of water as well.

6. Sleep:
In hot countries, a short siesta in the middle of the day is a great way to keep out of the heat and recharge the batteries before venturing out to enjoy activities in the evening. That is what the locals do.

7. Insect bites:
Mosquitoes and other insects can be a pain when on holiday in warmer climes. Use insect repellent to keep these pests at bay.

8. Enjoy yourself:
Don't take work with you! Turn off that mobile phone or Blackberry and take out the camera instead to capture those magic moments with your loved ones.

Whilst we can responsibly take care of ourselves when away, we also need protection against unavoidable emergencies. A good travel insurance policy with a reputable insurer should always take care of that.

At Flexicover we can provide the right travel insurance cover for you and your party and we are committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure you and your party are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!