How To Stay Healthy When You’re Traveling 

When traveling you often forget about one of the most important things you need to look after, yourself. We get it, you’re busy admiring all of the beautiful landscapes and don’t want to miss anything, but you still have to look after yourself to ensure that you have a great time. 

Where doing to give you five tips to ensure that you’re able to stay on top of your health so you can have the best experience possible. 

Get enough sleep 

When you travel you want to do as much as you can in the timeframe you’re there, which may mean that you’re reducing the sleep you get to give yourself enough time to do it. However, studies have suggested that poor sleep increases your chances of getting sick, so a proper night’s sleep is important. 

Try to maintain the same amount sleep each day, minimize caffeine consumption and try to avoid screens at least an hour before bed. This will mean that you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the day ahead instead of being lethargic. 

Stay hydrated 

You’re on holiday so that might mean cocktails and soft drinks make a regular appearance, but you cannot forget to stay hydrated. Especially when you’re going somewhere in the sun, you’ll want to drink more water than usual. Just try to maintain a healthy balance so at no point are you dehydrated. 

As well as that, too many soft drinks could have a negative effect on your teeth and you don’t want to go to an awful dentist abroad, the chance of dental negligence occurring could sky-rocket! 

Stay safe in the sun 

We all want to have a tan and some of us love spending time in the sun, but bad sunburn, heat exhaustion or a heatstroke can really ruin the traveling. You have to ensure that you’re wearing sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 and offers both UVA and UVB protection. You need to make sure that you’re reapplying it every two hours and more frequently if you swim, sweat or have fair skin. 

What what you eat and drink 

You’ll want to treat yourself when you travel and you may find yourself drinking and eating more unhealthy food, but you should try to at least have your five a day otherwise you’ll start feeling much more lethargic and tiresome and you may find yourself sleeping in much longer simply because your diet has changed.  

Try to stick to a balanced diet, we get that you’re not going to Spain to eat a salad, you might be going for the Paella, tapas etc. which we’re not saying you can’t have, just try to keep an eye on what you eat. 

Protect yourself from mosquitos 

Mosquitos are annoying wherever you go and they spread disease in many places around the world. If you’re visiting an area, you need to ensure that you use the appropriate mosquito repellent on your feet, ankles, lower legs, wrists etc. so you’re reducing the chances as much as possible of being bitten. 

If you’re going somewhere where malaria or yellow fever is present, then you should talk to your travel clinic or doctor to see if you need medication or vaccination before traveling.

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