There are so many fun music festivals to look forward to this year, starting with Coachella this weekend. I’ve already shared my official shopping guide and beauty essentials with you guys, but now it’s time that I also share my tips for staying healthy. Music festivals are a great time, but they can be physically draining, and it’s so important to stay on top of your health. Here, my top five tips for staying healthy throughout all of festival season.
The biggest mistake you can make is letting yourself get dehydrated during a festival. The chances are that it’s already scorching and humid outside, so you’re putting your body through a lot of extra work. Continuously drink water throughout the day, or even grab some coconut water if you can on the festival grounds. Stashing some vitamin C packets in your bag to mix in with your water can also be a big help for avoiding dehydration.
As mentioned above, you’re already putting your body through a lot by just going to a multi-day festival. Standing on your feet for hours can strain your muscles, and if you’re one who’s very into dancing, you’re likely to wake up sore the next morning. I like to get a good 10-15 minute stretch session in before going to bed, or even a quick yoga session in the morning. Trust me; your body will thank you so much later.
You probably won’t get much time to eat throughout the day, so it’s important to eat a big nutritious breakfast in the morning. This will give you the energy that you need to get you going for at least the first half of the day, and then, of course, you can snack or grab a quick bite at the festival. There’s usually a ton of tempting menu options, but many festivals are adding healthier items such as smoothies or salads to their food lineups for you to choose from. The healthier choices will keep you from crashing and burning early on in the day.
PROTECT YOUR EARS
Music festivals are naturally and inevitably very loud. While you’re enjoying one of your favorite artists, at least three others are playing simultaneously around you, and sometimes it gets overwhelming. After hours of this your ears may be asking for a break, so you might want to pack a pair of earbuds just to safe. It never hurts!
It might seem like there’s no time for you to sleep, but you should make a serious effort to try to during a festival weekend. If you lack on hours of sleep, there’s no chance you’re not going to crash by the last day, and you’ll miss out on enjoying yourself as much as possible. Plus, if you have to go back to work the next day, the last thing you want is a rough start to your week. And if you’re feeling rough, don’t forget your Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask.