Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It opens the door to new worlds for you to discover. Traveling also introduces you to different people and various cultures. No matter where you travel, you become a better person when you go home. For other people, traveling may be fun and exciting, but it sometimes gives them problems, especially when they get bogged down by flu or cough & colds while traveling or after getting home from a long vacation. This is probably because of all the new food and the new places. This is the only thing that keeps other people from exploring the world. So, to help out, here are some tips ways to stay healthy while traveling the world.
Things to Remember/Do Before the Trip
1. Do Something to Strengthen Your Immune System
Exercise regularly. You do not need to go to the gym; you can workout at home. Additionally, you can take supplements (like vitamin C) that will make you look and feel good. Some good suggestions for exercise are yoga, aero dance, Pilates, Zumba, running/jogging, spinning, and some cardio exercises on the treadmill and elliptical trainer.
2. Prepare Your Things-to-Bring. Start Packing Once They’re Complete
Make a list of the things you need to bring with you. These are small items like your favorite snacks, pocket-sized alcohol or hand sanitizer, wet wipes, nasal spray (for those who will need it), and first aid kit, among others. Once everything is ready, pack them one by one. The earlier you do this, the better. You do not only save time, but you can also make sure that you packed everything. Also, it helps you make sure that you pack all your necessary things you will need for a convenient trip.
3. At the Station and On The Plane, Boat, or Train
It does not matter how you are traveling; it is extra important to be careful when moving around large groups of people. For example, at the airport, stay away from anyone, especially a fellow passenger, who keeps sneezing and coughing. To be safe, position yourself at least fix feet away from anyone who does not look good (red eyes). Likewise, if you are seated in the aisle section of the plane, be careful with your seat’s armrest. Since it is situated in an area where people frequently pass by, it is exposed to people going in and out, so it is susceptible to germs. Most passengers who use airline toilets do not wash their hands before going back to their seats. So, you can just imagine what gets stuck in the armrest!
When You Get to Your Destination
4. Have at Least One Healthy Meal Every Day
No one is stopping you from trying all the dishes you want, but you need to schedule at least one healthy meal per day. This will give you a chance to feed your body the nutrients it needs. Go for meals with vegetables and fruits. Go to the local market and buy your ingredients there. Additionally, you should avoid eating big meals every day. This tends to slow you down, so you’ll become quite lazy.
5. Exercise Regularly and When You Go Around and Explore, Do So On Foot
Just because you are traveling does not mean you are exempted from working out. Find a way to get into a gym and exercise regularly. If your hotel has a gym, make use of your privilege and exercise there as often as you can. If you cannot find a good gym, exercise where you are staying. You can do some cardio exercises or a simple yoga routine. It doesn’t really matter what your exercise is; what’s important is that you move, move, and move! To get a little started, exercise early in the morning, as you wake up. If you need some kind of motivation to workout, bring a copy of your favorite exercise DVD and play it every morning. This will energize you enough to wake you up for your exercise routine. Additionally, you can also bring with you small workout tools or equipment (like an exercise band).
Also, go around the city or town you are visiting. But instead of hiring a car or paying a cab, explore the city or town on foot. Walk around and be a true tourist. Walk around and adventure. This is a good means of exercise for you.
6. Finally, Do Not Forget to Bring Your Medications With You
Your medications are an important part of you. As such, no matter where you go, you should always bring them with you. Of course, you should follow instructions for drinking your medicines (if applicable).
Follow these tips, and you’re sure to have a grand time traveling the world!