Don’t Let Sickness Ruin Your Next Vacation or Holiday!
17 Travel Tips to Stay Healthy!
You’ve been planning and anticipating that long-awaited vacation for months. And as your luck would have it that uninvited tag along called sickness decides to yield its ugly head and ruin it for you! Don’t let sickness ruin your next vacation or holiday! Follow these 17 tips to stay healthy while you’re traveling!
1. Keep your nose healthy
Get out the saline, ointment or salve! The nose knows! Airborne germs are one of the top transfer of sickness especially when enclosed in long bus, train and plane rides. The biggest culprit is sneezing and coughing!
Using saline or some sort of nasal mist will help keep your nose moist. Keeping your nose moist helps you flush out germs that cause illness. In addition, things like ointments and salves like bacitracin help keep your nose moist and have an antibacterial to block some of the gems.
2. Hand sanitizer
When you can’t wash your hands, hand sanitizer is the next best things. Hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs being spread.
While you’re traveling keep a small bottle in your bag. You’d be amazed at the number of things you put your hands all over while out and about and then touch your face or food causing illness!
3. Disinfection cloths
Disinfection clothes like Clorox clean up or Lysol, help minimize germs when you’re stuck in public places. There help remove sickly germs from airplane seats, windows and arm rest, or other transportation modes. They also come in handy for wiping down tables if you’re eating out.
4. Wash hands
Frequently washing your hands when you can be the #1 way to rid yourself of sickly germs before you spread them to yourself or others.
Increasing your vitamin intake before and during your trip can help give your immune system a boost to help ward of illness! I prefer to use powdered form which can be used as a flavorful beverage in bottled water.
Drink plenty of water to keep yourself from being dehydrated. Your body need water to function properly. Water helps your body maintain is temperature and flush out toxins. Also, make sure to drink bottled water in some places you visit due to poor water quality. With that also make sure if you purchase bottled water that the seal has not be broken. There are a lot of scams re-bottling water and selling dirty tap water.
7. No ice
Just say no to ice! When you visiting a place that say’s don’t drink the water, well that includes ice as well. Skip the ice in your soft drinks and mixed drinks to avoid illness.
Make sure you get plenty of sleep. Letting yourself get run down contributes to lowering your immune system response thus causing illness.
Get that sunscreen slapped on your ghostly body. And SPF of 15 or higher is essential in avoiding nasty sunburn which can ruin the rest of your trip.
10. Heat stroke
If you’re traveling somewhere warmer than your used to, make sure to take care and avoid getting heat stroke. Take lots of breaks in the shade, take it easy and drink lots of water.
Especially with the Zilka disease going around avoiding mosquito's is essential in keeping healthy. They spread all kinds of nasty things from illnesses to parasites! When you can use bug spray or bug toilette's. My mom often used Skin So Soft oil from Avon because mosquito's don’t seem to like it and it sells better than bug spray. If need be, check to see if you might need mosquito’s nets for your sleeping quarters!
Depending on where you’re going, speak with your physician before your trip to make sure you are up to date on vaccinations. It’s possible a couple of extra vaccinations are to take precaution against things like malaria!
13. Easy on food foodie!
If you’re a foodie like me than its most likely hard to not want to indulge local food. Depending on where you are traveling local food can be quite harsh on your poor little tummy. Locals are used to the food; you however are not. The best way to avoid diarrhea and stomach upset is to make sure all food is fresh and cooked well. Also, avoid salads and fresh fruits that have to be rinsed with that water your trying to avoid! Stick with fruits that have to be peeled or run the risk of having to search for the toilette's, which in some places you have to pay to use!
14. Protect Your Ears
Sometimes getting your ears to pop when you’re on a plane or high elevations can be hard and painful if not relieved. The best way to avoid is by chewing gum on take-off or landing. If you have a small child or baby, try scheduling landing or take of as a feeding time for a bottle to help them clear their ears. You can also try plugging your nose and blowing as hard as you can to equalize.
15. Avoid those Kankles!
Swelling legs and feet can be a problem for anyone with deep vein thrombosis or simply age can get you. Using Compression socks on your flight or in high elevation can help keep the swelling to a minimum. Also, getting up during long flights to take a walk down the aisle to get your circulations going is also helpful. Wear comfortable shoes and avoid keeping your bag under seat in front of you, so you can stretch your legs.
It’s easy to get out of sync with your regular exercise routine and staying healthy, depending on what kind of trip you are taking. Exercise helps boost your immune system, helps with mood and rids your body of toxins through sweat. An easy way to combat is to use hotel gyms or even just going for a walk. Staying Fit on the Road is an excellent source of information!
17. don’t overdue the booze – over indulge
Hey you’re on holiday and whether its booze or food it can be easy to overindulge while enjoying the moments. Overindulgence is a huge culprit in feeling sick. Overindulgence runs your body down causing your immune system to weaken its fight against other illnesses.
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