How To Stay Healthy While Traveling
Updated: Apr 19
Travel can feed our soul but can also be hard on our health. When traveling you're exposed to so many germs; from the recycled air in an airplane, to the unfamiliar microbes you may come into contact with in a foreign country's water system.
There is nothing worse than getting sick while traveling! Maximize your vacation with these tips for staying healthy while traveling.
WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY
You come into contact with so many people, things, animals doors etc when traveling. Preventing the spread of germs by washing hands is SO important, especially before eating. Wash your hands whenever you see the opportunity, you never know when you may have access to clean, running water again.
USE HAND SANITIZER
Clean running water and soap aren't always available when you're on the go but clean hands are essential for staying healthy. Keep a high quality hand sanitizer with you such as Everest Microbial Defense's 24 Hour Defense™ Foaming Hand Purifier which keeps hands germ free for up to 24 hours!
Stay hydrated! Dehydration can amplify jet lag and can also contribute to a general feeling of malaise. We suggest bottled water if traveling abroad since you may not be familiar with another country's sanitation standards or microbes. Bring water purification tablets with you if you're worried about not having access to clean water.
GET PLENTY OF REST
It's easy to get run down when traveling. There is so much to do and see, so much excitement. But all of those time zone changes and luggage hauling can catch up with you. Pace yourself. Don't pack your itinerary too full. SLEEP! Listen to your body and rest as needed. Take a nap, you are on vacation after all!
INDULGE, BUT NOT TOO MUCH
You're on vacation, enjoy yourself you deserve it! However, too much alcohol and sugar can weaken the body and make us more susceptible to illness. Moderation is key! Indulge in other things like beautiful sights and new experiences.