Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your next trip. Below are 13 tips on how to stay healthy while you’re traveling
Sleep is essential to our health and well-being. Research has revealed that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as the common cold virus.
Don’t do too much all at once. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Stretch before you start your day
Stretching in the morning is a great way to “waken” up your muscles, and get them ready for the day. Stretching loosens up your body while increasing blood flow to your muscles. Incorporating morning stretches into your daily routine is a positive way to begin each day.
Do breathing exercises
Get your daily exercise
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy and fight off unwanted infections is exercise.
Get an exercise routine
Be consistent. Try to exercise around the same time each day.
Starting your morning with breakfast will boost your metabolism and keep your blood sugar levels stable during the day. A morning meal is necessary not only for your body but for the brain as well. Eating a nutritious breakfast helps improve your concentration and productivity.
Drink plenty of water
While traveling and during flight, drink at least 8 ounces of water per hour and avoid drinking alcohol, which dehydrates your body. The body uses water to process other beverages we consume.
By immersing your entire body, even your head, you can replenish moisture directly through your pores. Also, when traveling by air, the lack of humidity in the cabin air can lead to dehydration. Planes have extremely low humidity levels of 20 percent or less, which can dry out mucous membranes and make you more susceptible to germs.
Cut down on your alcohol and sweets
If you’re eating sweets and drinking you could easily still end up hungry and craving food. In addition, drinking may derail your metabolism.
Eat your veggies and lots of fruits
Supporting your immune system is a powerful way to help prevent travel-related sickness and disease. The foundation of a strong immune system is a healthy diet. Boost your immunity by eating a healthy travel snack like fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens like kale and brightly colored fruits such as berries. You can easily grab a salad or fruit cup at the airport, or pack some along in a cooler if you are traveling by car.
Wash your hands and use hand sanitizers
When you travel, you can come into contact with surfaces that many other people have touched.
Take your vitamins
Take extra Vitamin C and B to naturally boost your immune system so you don’t get sick on vacation
Protect your skin from the sun
While you have fun outside on beautiful, sunny summer days, the sun’s ultraviolet rays damage your skin, causing sunburn, unsightly sun spots, wrinkles, and, in some cases, skin cancer. You know that you need to protect your skin from sun damage, invest in good products. It’s well worth it.