Festival season, a time of year that is like no other. The perfect excuse to wear glitter and sparkly outfits from dawn till dusk, drink your bodyweight in cider and prance around in all your finery for hours on end, it is no secret that festivals are frequented by young adults, adults and families every year.
However, despite all of the fun, you need to look after your body – as it simply cannot take multiple sleepless nights and adrenaline without your immune system suffering. Plus, festivals aren’t known as being the most hygienic of places, especially with the muddy fields of Britain and packed crowds. With this in mind, we have collated together a mini guide to keeping your body healthy during this iconic time of year.
Drink plenty of water
This one may seem obvious, but keeping hydrated is key to maintaining your bodies natural functions. Plus, it will help flush out any bacteria that you pick up on the way. After festivals a rise of bacterial infections like urinary tract infections can occur, which although common, if not treated, can lead to more serious illnesses like kidney infections. Staying hydrated, going to the loo frequently and maintaining good sexual health practices can help prevent these.
If you are lucky enough to be blessed with beautiful weather during your festival, make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and light overalls. This will protect your skin in the short term from sunburn and in the long term from skin cancer. Plus, this will also decrease the risk of sunstroke – which can make you feel unwell and dampen the whole experience.
Pack plenty of personal hygiene products
From baby wipes to soap bars and shampoo bars, keeping your personal hygiene in good shape will prevent any odours as well as help boost your self-esteem and confidence as you feel fresher and ready to take on the day.
Take supplements and canned fruit and vegetables
Whether you are planning on saving money and cooking for yourself, or you want to try plenty of festival food – it is no secret that it can be hard to get your daily five a day. Many foods that you cook yourself will be processed as they cant stay fresh without a fridge and food stalls will offer tasty, but also likely unhealthy options. With this in mind, make sure to take vitamin supplements with you so you can look after your immune system. And, why not take canned fruit and vegetables for snacks at your tent. Studies have shown that canned produce has the same nutritional value as frozen and fresh vegetables. So you can snack on peaches, pineapple, lychees, sweetcorn, olives and carrots which helps your immune system and is much cheaper than fresh vegetables!
Here at Duality Health, we are passionate about keeping your immune system top notch during festival season. Yet, if you notice that your virus is not going away, or you are having more troubling symptoms afterwards then don’t hesitate to contact us today.