With both the holiday and travel season in full swing, these tips will help you stay happy and healthy!
The holidays are upon us, and with them comes the excitement of travel, family gatherings, and festive traditions! However, traveling during this busy season can also pose risks to your health. From crowded airports and airplanes to changes in routine and exposure to new environments, your immune system can certainly take a hit.
Get Vaccinated: Ensure you are up-to-date on all your routine vaccinations and any travel-specific vaccines recommended for your destination. This is especially important if you are traveling internationally or visiting a high-risk area.
Pack Smart: Pack essential medication, over-the-counter remedies for common ailments, hand sanitizer, a first-aid kit, and a mask for precaution. Consider bringing your own water bottle and snacks to avoid unhealthy options on the go. For tips on what to pack in a medical travel kit, click the banner below!
Stay Hydrated: Dehydration is common during travel, especially on airplanes. Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your trip. To boost immunity, avoid sugary drinks and opt for water or clear liquids during transit.
Wash Your Hands: Especially in public places, wash your hands thoroughly and often. Avoid touching your mouth and face, as well as frequently touched surfaces. Packing a to-go hand sanitizer is always a great idea, especially in these settings.
Practice Safe Food Handling: Be mindful of food safety, especially when eating in unfamiliar places. Choose hot, freshly cooked meals and avoid raw or undercooked food. Wash all fruits and vegetables before eating them.
Get Enough Sleep: This is probably one of the hardest habits to maintain during travel. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night, even if you have to adjust your schedule. Adequate sleep is essential for maintaining good health and preventing illness.
Manage Stress: Traveling can be stressful even during this festive season, so find healthy ways to manage your stress levels. This could include practicing meditation, deep breathing exercises, or listening to calming music.
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