Hearing the word ‘travelling’ sounds refreshing, isn’t? Whether it be a business trip, vacation, or a visit to your family and friends place, there is always an agenda of trying new food or visiting local tourist attractions. Although it’s always fun exploring different places and learning a new culture, you have to take care of your health. Because health comes first, here are a few tips to get you going no matter where you go to.
Carry Your Own Healthy Snack
When travelling by car, bus, train or plane, you always feel like munching, so why not carry your own healthy snacks instead of having those sugar laden snacks or over prized butter loaded snacks. Healthy snacks such as peanuts, almonds, figs, homemade cupcakes, peanut bars, bread and butter, jam and dips, raw veggies like carrot, cucumber, and fruits are easy to pack. These snacks won’t only keep you full and occupied, but also healthy and in shape, keeping away the holiday extra weight.
A Go-To Travel Exercise Routine
While travelling a little exercise keeps you active throughout the journey so why not hit that gym provided by the hotel in which you are staying. Moreover, if you feel lazy, you can always go swimming, which is fun added with the benefits of sunbathing. Just do not forget to carry your anti-tan lotion. For short distances travel by foot, carry a water bottle to stay hydrated.
Avoid Those Insect Bites
Some serious infectious diseases can be transmitted by insect bites like yellow fever, dengue fever and malaria. Trekking and safaris put you at maximum risk of contracting such diseases. So here is what you can do: wear mosquito repellant cream, wear socks, long sleeves shirt and t-shirt, full- pants or trousers and denims, carry antiseptics in case of insect bites. Furthermore, while camping, do not nest your camp near any water logged areas. Water is where mosquitoes and microbes tend to breed. Prefer dry land away instead.
Carry General Medicines
While travelling you may get tired and catch fever or cold, so do not forget to carry medicines for common diseases such as cold, fever, allergy, some pain killers for fatigue, band-aid and antiseptics in case you hurt yourself on the trip. Also if you suffer from blood pressure or diabetes, which needs daily medication, always keep your medicines handy.
Watch Your Food
Infectious diseases are generally water borne, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and in severe cases even typhoid and jaundice. So always buy packed mineral water, avoid drinking water at local food stalls and eateries, avoid unpasteurized milk and dairy product. While eating at a local stall always check that food is covered and fresh.