Coachella | Stagecoach Tips
Thousands are flocking to California starting this weekend for the start of festival season. Coachella is here!!
Festival season marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and with it comes new fashion trends, impromptu celebrity sightings, and staying up all night to hear your favorite bands and artists.
Events like Coachella can be one of the highlights of the year, but they can also pose a real challenge to healthy habits. Between the humidity and heat, lack of sleep, dehydration made worse by alcohol consumption, and the abundance of nachos, fries, and ice cream, it can be hard to stay on track and avoid unwanted guilt from enjoying yourself a little too much.
As with anything in life, it’s all about moderation and balance. Let your hair down and indulge in the excitement of the festival, but be sure to take care of the things you can control.
Preparation is key! Pack the essentials for a healthy and fun festival weekend: sunscreen, a reusable water bottle you can fill up throughout the day (make sure you’re getting your 3 liters!), some Leaner Creamer to stir into your coffee or smoothie, and healthy snacks like nuts or dried fruit.
Once you’re at the festival, start your day with a lot of water and a big, healthy breakfast to help you beat the heat and give you much-needed energy. Throughout the day, don’t deprive yourself of all the festival has to offer! Just keep in mind that you’ll be fuller, happier, and more satisfied if you choose fresh, nutrient-dense options. Many festivals like Coachella have juice pop-up shops, gluten free or vegan options, or farm-to-table stands. And as always, hydrate! Between the walking, heat, alcohol consumption, and, of course, dancing, it’s easy to become severely dehydrated.
Now grab your floral patterns, body paint, and enjoy the music! Festivals like Coachella are a great chance to get outside, hang with friends, and discover new artists. And with a little extra preparation and conscious choices, celebrating can be easily balanced with your healthy lifestyle to make the most out of your festival weekend.