Traveling, indulging in your favorite foods or taking some time off from your normal exercise routine may seem like typical vacation behavior, but all can have a direct effect on your health – especially when it comes to digestion.
Although meant to be relaxing, vacation can present great temptations resulting in health consequences. Summer getaways and travel plans could be miserable if you’re feeling bloated, dealing with cramps or other gastrointestinal issues.
“Summer is a very busy time for my patients as many of them are traveling on vacation,” says gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Yoshida. “Therefore, I remind all of them to take care of their digestive systems, so that they don’t spend their vacation time dealing with uncomfortable issues, such as constipation.”
No matter how you spend your summer vacation, there are simple things you can do to keep your health on track. If you plan to spend a lot of time in a car or on a plane, drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. Enjoy your favorite foods and dining out, but remember to incorporate some healthy items like fruits or vegetables into your meals. Also, be sure to stay active with simple activities such as swimming or relaxing walks on the beach.
“However, if you do suffer from occasional constipation while traveling you can also try over-the-counter remedies, like MiraLAX(R),” Yoshida says. “MiraLAX naturally balances the water in your digestive system without the uncomfortable side effects some other laxatives can cause, so you can resume a relaxing, enjoyable vacation.”
To help keep your digestion on track even when you travel MiraLAX laxative now comes in single dose packets for a convenient, portable way to take relief with you anywhere.
Summer is a wonderful time to relax, but it’s important to take the time to make smart choices for your health, and enjoy your summer vacation.
For more information and to learn more about managing constipation, log on to www.miralax.com.
Courtesy of ARAcontent