Staying Fit And Healthy This Festival Season



Festival season is now in full swing, and that means lots of alcohol, fast food and tempting treats to tear you away from your fitness regime. It’s not all bad though, according to some experts, you can burn in excess of 3000 calories per day if you spend your time at the festivals dancing, which means that it’s perfectly possible to stay fit while you soak up the atmosphere and have the time of your life at your favorite event.

As well as spending a lot of time dancing, there are a number of other things you can do to stay fit during festival seasons. Here are some of them:

Pack Healthy Snacks

If you know that you’re not going to be able to get through a festival weekend without lots of tasty snacks, come prepared by packing your backpack with a few healthy treats like dried fruit, nuts and granola bars. I mean, who wants to spend 45 minutes lining up for a greasy burger anyway?

Stay Hydrated


No doubt you’ll be sampling an alcoholic drink or two during festival season, but don’t make beer all you drink. Keep a bottle of water on you at all times to stop you getting dehydrated, and you’ll feel happier, more alert and better able to fight off those junk food cravings. If you’re lucky, it’ll also minimize your hangovers too.

Stick to Spirits

Speaking of alcohol, if you must indulge, sticking to spirits mixed with slim line tonic or diet sodas will cut your calorie count right down. Beer and cocktails have many more calories than drinks mixed this way, so you can still have a` good time and relax with a cold drink without doing damage to your waistline.
Make Healthier Food Choices


Pretty Much every festival you can think of has some healthy food options available for purchase. Sure, there’s probably ten times more hotdog and burger stands than there are falafel stalls and salad bars, but if you make the effort, you will find good food that will fuel you throughout the festival and ensure you leave with your original waistline intact.

Share Your Food

The portions at festivals are often pretty huge, so if you, like me hate to waste food, and you don’t want to ruin your diet by overeating, sharing your food with a friend is a great way to stay on track. It’ll save you some money too.

Dance, Dance, Dance


You’re at a festival, so don’t just stand there, bust some moves to your favorite music. As I mentioned earlier, you can burn thousands of calories each day dancing at festivals, which not only means you’ll be able to maintain a trim figure, but you’ll also be able to eat and drink a little more too, if you want to!


Yes, you’re at a festival, sleeping in a tent amongst a sea of other people doing the same, but that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. You probably won’t want or be able, to go for a long run or bust out the weights, but there are effective workout programs at which aren’t too intrusive, and which you can complete in as little as ten minutes. Who knows, you might even leave the festival in better shape than you were when you left!

Remind Yourself of Your Goals


Whether you’re trying to lose weight, looking to maintain your present weight or simply trying to make healthier choices, you’re far less likely to fall off the wagon if you regularly think about your goals. Go over all the reasons why you want to stick to a fit and healthy lifestyle, even at festivals, and your brain will get into gear and help you avoid the temptation. You might even want to download one of the goal setting apps at to help you keep track of and maintain your goals. Anything that helps is worth a try.


Festivals tend to be located in vast areas, so get out there and explore every inch of the site and beyond. You’ll meet more people, see more interesting things and, most importantly of all, burn more calories as you wander around taking in the sights and sounds of the festival. Take your camera along, and you’ll get some great shots too.

Have a Good Time



Of course, festivals are about having a good time, so don’t be afraid to indulge yourself in the odd treat, just don’t make every snack and each meal a hugely calorific one and you should be fine.

Zoe Griffin

Editor In Chief

Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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