Monday, 13 April 2015

5 important health tips for travelers

These simple, yet effective health tips will help you stay healthy while you are travelling. It may seem hard, but it is actually a lot easier than you may think. Taking a few precautions can make all the difference in the world.

~ Prepare a First Aid Kit ~
Before you leave for your departure, you should put together a number of items that you might need. Make sure to include things like sunscreen, pain relievers, mosquito repellent, bandages, tweezers etc.

~ Carry Medications in Original Packaging ~
If customs or other authorities search your bags, you’ll want everything to be properly marked, so there is no question about the authenticity of your prescriptions or supplements.

~ Immunizations and Prophylaxes ~
Make a note to check the Center for Disease Control’s website before your departure date to determine which (if any) immunizations or other medications you’ll need to take in advance. Certain countries have requirements before you enter the country, while other countries only have recommendations.

~ Eat Well ~
Even though you will definitely be tempted to do otherwise, one of the easiest things you can do to keep your energy and spirits up is to eat the right food. Try your best to skip all the sugar, cut down on the carbs and eat whole foods such as nuts, fruits and water instead of fizzy drinks.

~ Exercise ~
If you exercise regularly at home, keep up the routine and exercise when you are travelling too. Stay at a hotel with a gym or a pool, walk everywhere instead of taking a taxi, take the stairs and skip the elevator. Don’t let the extra pounds sneak up on you, because you’re enjoying the local cuisine more than you should.

It’s true; it can be hard to stay healthy when you are travelling. With all the different foods and amazing places to see, you may fall off the wagon, so make sure to keep these five important health tips in mind.

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Written By: Christine Romans

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