Travelling can become the most memorable and exciting experience if health problems stay away. It is important to stay fit as well as in good health to enjoy the journey. Moreover, it’s not at all difficult to stay in a healthy body while travelling. Just take proper care of following tips and precautions and also have a stress free travel throughout.
Drink plenty of water. Drink plenty of water and liquids to prevent dehydration. Remember the water is purified and filtered. While going to abroad, ascertain about the quality water. In case, the water there is not safe, prefer water in bottles to give infections a miss. Stay away from tap water and ice cubes because they may carry harmful germs.
Proper and sound sleep works well for keeping the body energetic and fit. Therefore, avoid sacrificing the sleeping here we are at anything else.
Wholesome diet is another major factor. Choose healthy meals and steer clear of spicy or fast foods. Fruits and vegetables, which can be peeled, would be the safest bet. Steamed foods will also be safe. Also, go for foods that don’t require human hands when preparing.
Many infections and illness would be the result of adulterated/ contaminated foods and drinks. Therefore, take notice and consume wisely.
Always carry the required medical supplies including medication, painkillers, antiseptic cream, sunscreen and emergency first aid kit while travelling. In case, of group travelling, verify the medical arrangements produced by the travel coordinator. If certain health problems are persisting, then deal with them prior to leaving for travel.
In case of pregnancy, consult a doctor and understand the precautions have to be taken.
Enquire about the vaccinations along with other preventive measures, if any, required prior to leaving for destination country.
Carry photocopy from the insurance cover to care of any emergencies. Be sure that the insurance policy covers any existing medical ailment so they cover any future activities like white water rafting, mountaineering, and skiing and so forth.
While travelling by air, all of the above tips are equally valuable. Besides, there are specific other concerns such as jet lag. Stretching the muscles and walking during flight can help in keeping the issue in control.
It is advisable to avoid alcohol and overeating before and through the flight. In case of pain in ears, gum can help. For babies, using pacifiers and/or sucking bottle can relieve the pain sensation in ears.
For people with special needs and heavy ailments, prior information towards the airline is required so that necessary arrangements come in advance.
While using water transport, become familiar with about the safety regulations to prevent mishaps.
Wear loose fitted cotton clothes on long-distance journey and in hot climate country.
Apply sunscreen liberally to prevent suntan and sunburn in hot climates.
Wash hands pre and post eating food. Use hand sanitizer for added caution.