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Essential Tips for Staying Healthy While Travelling

by Ifunanya

Travel can be medicine for the soul. There are few things quite as amazing as packing a bag and heading out to a new destination but it can also be exhausting and overwhelming. Some of the challenges we encounter can be easily avoided with proper planning and foreknowledge.

To help you overcome some of the travel related challenges, I will be sharing essential tips for staying healthy while travelling.

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  • Sleep: Travel can be harsh on the body. When we travel or are on the move, sometimes in the excitement we tend to ignore sleep. We must learn to listen to our bodies. Enough sleep is required to be mentally & physically ready for the adventure.
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  • Eat Breakfast: Skipping breakfast is a bad idea. There are several ways to have breakfast on the go if your schedule is tight. Whatever you do, don’t start the day on an empty stomach. It is the most important meal of the day for a reason.
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  • Hydrate: Drink water. Sometimes when we are on the move, it is not convenient to keep drinking water. Public restrooms aren’t always ideal and don’t come by easily. But your body needs water nonetheless so please drink up.
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  • Wash hands frequently: Always wash hands when on the move. When travelling, we are bound to come in contact with loads of people and surfaces some of which could be contaminated. As often as possible, try and wash your hands. Also, pack wet wipes and hand sanitizers for occasions were hand-washing isn’t practical.
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  • Protect your Skin: Take out time for proper research before you leave for a destination. Pack the appropriate clothings you’ll be needing to protect your skin. If you are going to be in an environment that has a lot of insects, pack an insect repellent cream. Also, no matter what you do, don’t skimp on the sunscreen.
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  • Stock up on healthy snacks: Sometimes, our host/hotel might not have the appropriate meal plan that we require at certain times. When you stock up on healthy snacks, you can always use them as a substitute to avoid skipping meals.
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  • Sneak in work outs: When exploring new places, it is easy to sneak in work outs by walking everywhere you have to go.
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  • Take your vitamins: Keep your immune system in top shape and keep your energy up by supplementing meals with vitamins
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  • Listen to other travelers: It is likely that you will meet other travelers who have toured the route you are presently on. Ask for helpful advice and you are sure to get a lot of helps and hacks to ease your trip.
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  • Maintain a healthy diet: It is easy to over eat when you are on the move. Practice eating smaller meals through out the day to ensure you maintain a healthy diet.
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  • Wash yourself clean: It goes without saying, regular showers are imperative when you are on the move. A lot of germs and virus tend to cling to your clothes and skin during the course of the day as you explore. Make it a habit to wash yourself clean at the end of each day.

Essential Tips for Staying Healthy While TravellingI hope you find this helpful and I hope you find time to strike off every destination on your bucket list. Happy travels…xxx

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