Travel

  • Written by Diana Smith


Nothing can ruin a vacation like being ill. It’s even sadder than bad weather conditions. It can ruin your mood beyond repair. Unfortunately, sometimes it happens despite all our efforts to prevent it. There are some quite common health conditions that can happen when changing the climate. Catching a cold due to climate change, getting diarrhea or constipation because of a change of water and food or having allergies due to a change of environment is extremely common. However, there are other things that can happen as well. This is why it’s important to do your best to prevent possible illnesses and keep your immunity levels high. We’re here to pitch in with some prevention and treatment options you need to have in mind.

Get plenty of sleep

One of the essential things when it comes to building your immune system up is getting enough sleep. There’s no pill that can make it all better. You simply must try to stay healthy and a very important part of this is getting enough sleep. We all know we’re far from perfect and that expecting to have a solid 8 hours of sleep every night is practically impossible. Instead, make sure to have at least 6 or no less than 5 and try to have some kind of rhythm when it comes to the time you get in and out of bed. If you’re traveling several times zones away and you feel tired upon arrival, listen to your body and get some sleep. Failure to do so may easily result in you getting sick which will make you waste much more time on your trip than the couple of hours you would have spent sleeping.

Watch what you eat

The food we eat impacts our health greatly and unless we manage to satisfy all our body’s needs for nutrients and vitamins, we’re at a huge risk of coming down with some kind of illness. This is why you need to take extra care when it comes to healthy food intake. You should also consider introducing some healthy additions to your regular meals such as seeds, oils or vitamins to put into your smoothies or salad. Nowadays, everyone’s using at least one hemp food product as an addition to their nutrition. It is said to regulate sleep rhythm, as well as energy levels and mood. Try out and you’ll see improvement in the long run. Moreover, the taste is actually good, so you won’t have to force yourself to take it.

Medicine cabinet

Many common health conditions can easily be mended with some pills. This is why you need to equip yourself with a proper medicine kit. There are essentials such as Ibuprofen or some kind of pain killer in case of migraines, menstrual pain or any other type of pain. On top of that, you also need something to stop diarrhea and constipation. These are often the body’s reactions to a change of water and food. It’s also good to have antibiotics with you in case of an inflammation and have your regular cough medicine and something to ease the symptoms of a common cold. If you have any allergies, you’ll need your medicine, but it won’t hurt to bring something either way as these can manifest anytime.

Stay hydrated and save your skin

While on vacation, people often forget about their daily routine and their organism may find it shocking and have some difficulties coping with all the sudden changes. One of the most common issues is the fact that people tend to completely forget about their water intake. It’s hard to predict the places you’ll be during the day and whether or not you’ll be able to get some water wherever you go. This is why every experienced traveler carries a bottle of water with them and makes sure to drink plenty. It’s extremely good for you and your skin and it will protect you from the heat and strong sun, as will a sunscreen with minimum SPF 15.

The bottom line is there is no easy way to stay healthy on your trip. Luckily, there are measures that should be taken for the best possible prevention and the truth is that the more and longer you try, the better the results. We all know it’s hard to stay away from everything that is unhealthy and that lazing around, eating junk food, drinking and being sleep deprived are hazards that lurk behind every corner, but try to live your life in the healthiest manner you can and it will definitely pay off.


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