7 Travel Tips for a Healthy Holiday ...

Alicia

No one wants to get sick while they’re on holiday! Holiday is a time you look forward to being able to relax, have fun and leave the cares of everyday life behind. You can’t do those things if you’re sick. These are some tips to help you stay healthy wherever you’re traveling.

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Sanitize Hot Spots in Your Hotel Room

While I love to stay in hotels, I always think about the germs that could be on the commonly touched surfaces. There’s good reason to have this paranoia. This video by today.com gives you an in-depth look at what germs could be living in your hotel room. There’s no need to swear off traveling forever, though. Taking a few minutes to sanitize the hot spots for germs in your room with antibacterial wipes can go a long way in keeping you healthy.

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Take along a First Aid Kit

It’s always a good idea to bring along a first aid kit when you travel. You never know when you or someone else you’re traveling with may need it. It doesn’t have to be a store-bought first aid kit, either. You can put your own together. In fact, sometimes first aid kits that you’ve prepared yourself are better because you can add things you know you’re more likely to need.

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Drink Enough Water

This is always important to do but can be even more so when you’re traveling. If you’re traveling by air, you need extra fluids to keep hydrated. Also, because people often choose to go on holiday where it’s warm and tropical, you need more fluids. I went on holiday a couple of years ago and didn’t follow this advice and ended up sick because of it. Dehydration can cause all sorts of unpleasant woes so be sure to drink your H2O!

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Make Sure Your Vaccinations Are up to Date if You’re Traveling Internationally

If you’re traveling internationally then it’s important to make sure you’ve had all the vaccinations you need to be protected while you’re out of the country. This isn’t an especially fun way to stay healthy but it beats the alternative. You’ll be thankful you’ve protected yourself afterward. Just bite the bullet and make your appointment to get your vaccinations up to date.

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Wash Your Hands Frequently

This is always a good tip. But it’s especially important if you want to stay healthy on holiday. When you’re not near soap and water, use an antibacterial gel until you can wash your hands. Many illnesses can be prevented by following this one tip. It’s what doctors recommend as the first line of defense against germs.

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Eat Healthy

You’re on holiday! Of course you want to have a few treats and you should! But you still need nutrition. Allow yourself a few treats but do your best to make healthy choices at meals. This has an added benefit of making sure your jeans still fit when you get back home.

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Locate Nearby Medical Services

It’s a good idea to know where nearby medical services are. It’s much better to know ahead of time than to scramble to find them in an emergency. Chances are you won’t need them but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Most people sail through their holiday without needing medical treatment but some aren’t so lucky. It can also give you peace of mind to know where you can access medical attention if necessary.

These 7 tips can help you to have a healthy holiday. What do you do to stay healthy on holiday? I’d love to hear your tips!

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