Health Tips

10 Ways to Stay Healthy During Festival Season

Festival season is upon us, and while it’s a time for fun and celebration, it’s also important to take care of your health amidst all the excitement. Whether you’re heading to the Somerset Big Weekend in Yeovil on the 12th of July, Glastonbury or any other festival, here are ten tips to ensure you stay healthy and enjoy every moment.

1. Prioritise Spine and Back Health

Sleeping on the ground is common during festivals, but it can wreak havoc on your spine. Best to pack an air mattress and ensure it’s properly inflated to support your back. A well-inflated mattress will provide the necessary cushioning to prevent back pain and stiffness. 

For added comfort, consider bringing a camping pillow and a blanket to create a cosy and supportive sleeping environment. Your back will thank you in the morning, allowing you to dance the night away without any aches! A camping chair is handy for sitting down and resting weary legs, and a festival trolley can be helpful if you can’t park close to your tent and need to carry a lot of equipment. 

2. Stay Hydrated

Festivals can be exhausting, and with all the walking and dancing, it’s easy to get dehydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and if you’re consuming alcohol, alternate between alcoholic drinks and water to stay hydrated and avoid hangovers! Carry a reusable water bottle to refill at water stations and keep it handy at all times. Hydration is key to maintaining your energy levels and overall well-being, so make it a priority to sip water regularly.

3. Protect Your Skin

The sun can be unforgiving during summer festivals. Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply regularly. Don’t forget to wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from harmful UV rays. Opt for a broad-brimmed hat to shield your neck and ears as well. 

Additionally, consider wearing lightweight, long-sleeved clothing to provide extra protection from the sun whilst keeping you cool. And if you do catch the sun, try and cool your skin with cold water and pack some aftersun or aloe vera just in case. 

4. Stretch Regularly

Long hours of standing, dancing, and walking (plus sleeping on an unfamiliar surface) can lead to muscle tightness and fatigue. Incorporate gentle stretches into your routine to keep your muscles flexible and reduce the risk of injury. Focus on your legs, back, and neck to maintain overall comfort. Stretching not only prevents stiffness but also enhances circulation, helping you stay limber and ready for more festival fun. Take a few minutes every hour to stretch and move your body.

5. Eat Nutritious Foods

While it’s tempting to indulge in festival food, balance it with healthy options. Pack fruit, nuts, and protein bars to keep your energy levels up. Eating well will help you feel better and maintain your stamina throughout the event. Look for food vendors offering fresh salads, grilled vegetables, and lean proteins. A balanced diet will provide the necessary nutrients to keep you energised and ready to enjoy all the festival activities.

6. Wear Comfortable Footwear

Festivals often involve a lot of walking and standing, so wear comfortable, supportive footwear. Avoid new shoes that might cause blisters and stick to well-worn pairs that you know won’t hurt your feet. Consider wearing cushioned insoles for added comfort and support. Proper footwear can make a significant difference in your overall experience, preventing foot pain and allowing you to fully enjoy the festival.

7. Get Adequate Sleep

Amidst all the fun, don’t forget to rest. Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. A good night’s sleep will help you recharge, ready to go again the next day. Create a sleep-friendly environment in your tent by bringing earplugs and an eye mask to block out noise and light. Resting well will ensure you wake up refreshed and ready for another day of festivities. And if you’ve missed out on sleep, you can always sneak back to your tent or van for a nap!

8. Practice Good Hygiene

Festivals can get crowded, and hygiene facilities might be limited. Carry hand sanitiser, wet wipes, and a small first aid kit. Regularly sanitise your hands to avoid germs and stay healthy. Make use of portable toilets and wash stations whenever possible, and keep your personal space clean and organised. Good hygiene practices will help prevent illness and keep you feeling fresh throughout the event.

9. Plan for Weather Changes

Weather can be unpredictable, so pack accordingly. Bring a raincoat or poncho for sudden showers and layers for cooler evenings. Staying comfortable in varying weather conditions will help you enjoy the festival without discomfort. Check the weather forecast before you go and pack essentials like a lightweight jacket, waterproof footwear, and an extra pair of socks. Being prepared for any weather scenario ensures you can continue having fun no matter what.

10. Take Breaks

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement, but don’t forget to take breaks. Find a quiet spot to sit, relax, and give your body a chance to recover. Short breaks can make a big difference in maintaining your energy and enthusiasm. Use these moments to hydrate, eat a snack, and simply enjoy the atmosphere. Taking regular breaks will help you avoid burnout and keep your spirits high throughout the festival.

Join the Fun at Somerset Big Weekend

If you’re in Yeovil on the 12th of July, don’t miss the Somerset Big Weekend! The event promises a memorable experience with something for everyone, from live performances to family-friendly entertainment. It’s the perfect opportunity to put these health tips into practice while enjoying fantastic music, delicious food, and vibrant activities. 

Why choose Chiropractic Care Clinics? 

At our clinics in Yeovil, Crewkerne, and Beaminster, we aim to enhance your quality of life by promoting health and well-being. We offer services including chiropractic, aromatherapy, remedial and sports massages to help festival-goers stay healthy. Whether you’re recovering from festival activities or maintaining optimal health, we provide a balanced and vibrant approach to wellness.

Contact us today for a healthy and happy festival season!

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