7 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling
Keeping an eye on your health and looking after yourself is important when you’re traveling. You don’t want to miss a thing and that means staying in good health. Below are 7 tips to stay healthy while traveling
To start with, fitness is important, especially if you’re planning on adventure travel. A regular exercise regime or joining the gym can do a world of good before you set off for your journey.
TIP 2. Immunizations
Getting sick any place is never fun but getting sick abroad could be terrifying. Arrangements are crucial. The first thing you have to do is get your immunizations. Everywhere you go is distinct so which ones you’ll need relies upon where you’re going. The best thing to do is to seek the advice of your doctor. Possible immunizations include: • Hepatitis B • Typhoid • Hepatitis A • Yellow fever • Meningitis • Rabies
TIP 3. Medication
Carry any medications that are required or suggested by your doctor. If you are taking prescription medication, make sure you have enough for your journey because you may not find the same medication where you are going. You should also carry a written note from your doctor, stating that the medications you are bringing are prescribed. Some medications might be seen as illegal in some countries and might be confiscated if not declared when you arrive, or if you don’t have a prescription for taking them.
TIP 4. Jet Lag
When you travel by air to your destination, you may be crossing many time zones, and lose or gain hours when you arrive. This can trick your body’s inner clock into thinking it is day when it is night, or night when it is day. Common symptoms of jet lag are insomnia, tiredness, headache, and even an upset stomach. On long distance flights, your body usually needs a day or two to adjust to the different time zone, so if you are feeling tired, get a little extra rest, and try to train your body to get sleep with the new time change.
TIP 5. Altitude Sickness
High altitudes can make you feel very sick if you are not used to them. if you are visiting a mountainous region, or high altitude cities, such as Mexico City, Quito Ecuador, La Paz, Bolivia, Kathmandu, Nepal etc. you may experience altitude sickness. The best way to combat altitude sickness is to gradually increase the altitude where you are going. Stay a day or so at a lower altitude and work your way up. If that’s not possible, you need to rest and try not to do too many activities for the first few days after your arrival at a high altitude destination.
TIP 6. Ear problems
Plane sounds can ruin your ears. In the event that you experience problems absorbing the sounds and pressure of the plane taking off and landing, you will need to try to minimize the distress. Listening to some soft music or having a chewing gum can be helpful.
TIP 7. Cholera
Cholera is usually caused by bad sanitation, so you should avoid eating in areas that don’t look clean. Cholera can be treated by oral rehydration solutions. You can also get oral vaccinations to help prevent the disease, and it is suggested that you do if you are visiting most parts of the world. Probably the best prevention is to not drink any water unless you know it has been boiled, or is bottled water. The same goes for eating ice. Some ice in many countries is made from unclean water, which can cause cholera, too. Additionally, don’t eat uncooked food, eat raw vegetables, or fruits that haven’t been peeled.
Kristy Jones lives in Liverpool and is an avid writer and blogger. Her areas of interest are food, reviews (Book/Movie), Travel, Fashion,Lifestyle and fitness. She works as a guest blogger on her chosen areas of interest and currently writes on behalf of European Health Card