Summer festivals and ‘health’ are two terms that are never seen in the same sentence together and with good reason. It’s hardly anyone’s idea of fun to attend the festival they’ve been dreaming about all summer and have paid good money to be part of to act sensibly. It’s likely that during this period of summer celebration, sensible is a word that you are actively trying to avoid.
However, there needn’t be a conflict here. There’s no reason why having fun should be impeded by being sensible. Being sensible means acting rationally and safely in the environment that warrants it. If the environment that warrants it is a place of celebration, you shouldn’t feel that you need to forgo your enjoyment in order to be safe. That almost defeats the point. However, subtle and healthier choices during your festival period can help you have an even more fun time, during which you will feel better in yourself and be happy with your choices.
Cut The Cigarettes
At your music festival attendance, when you’re having a fun time in the sun and are putting away the beers like you haven’t done all year, it’s tempting to smoke even if you don’t usually during your day to day life. There’s something about the ubiquitous joy found in festivals that make people want to let go, and that usually includes fitting in with those around them. There’s no doubt that you’re likely to accept a cigarette when you’re drunk. Do so if you want! This is a free time for you to have fun and explore.
However, if you do smoke regularly, why not try healthier alternatives? Heading to a vape shop and loading up on recommended vaping equipment can give you healthier options that won’t fill your lungs with nicotine and tar. You’ll smell better around those who don’t smoke, and you won’t have reason to cough or wake up with a dry mouth after the festival evening is over.
Stay Away From Drugs
Drugs are to be found at most festivals, and pretending that they aren’t only doing you a disservice. You can’t afford to be naive. You also can’t afford to be pressured into doing them. If your friends or acquaintances insist upon doing them, be sure you’re not pressured into it. Friends that pressure you into using these substances aren’t your friends at all. That might be easy to understand reading this article and harder to think of when you’re in that situation, but you should err on the side of caution always.
Stick With Friends
Sticking with friends at these hugely populated events is your foremost priority. It’s likely that your cell phone will quickly run out of juice, and camping in a field is notorious for possessing a lack of mains electricity that you can easily recharge from. Stick with your friends, because it will be hard to find them if you lose them. Allocate landmarks that everyone in your group can find if you do lose one another.
Look After Personal Belongings In Safe Places
Most festivals have premium services that can be used to safeguard your belongings or even provide you with insurance to cover the property you bring to a festival and leave in a secure place. Enquire about these services when you book your tickets. It’s likely that the festival has a website page or contact number where you can find more information.
It’s 2017. Being healthy is trendy now. Don’t be afraid to suggest these tips to your friends. You might just have a better festival because of it.