Deep inside, we all know these simple ways to stay safe. Keep reminding yourself of them.
We know it sucks to fall sick while you’re on vacation. And given the general ‘air of fear’ around falling sick at present, it’s only natural that everyone’s worried.
But fear not (no, really. In fact, stress and worry can increase your risk of falling sick).
The precautions mentioned below may sound like obvious no-brainers, but they go a long way in keeping you safe and happy when you’re on vacation.
Here are 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick while travelling:
1. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate!
The golden rule of staying healthy: drink water regularly and gradually throughout the day to remove all those toxins out of your body. What this helps you avoid: headaches, constipation, infections and chronic diseases.
2. Armour Up and Boost Your Immunity
It’s as simple as popping a Vitamin C tablet before boarding a flight, having familiar food that’s well-cooked + hot and increasing your fiber intake ( eg: fruits). Most importantly, staying active – exercise or go for long walks.
3. Wash Your Hands – Often
Your hands act as a gateway for germs found in contaminated surfaces -which is why it pays to wash them thoroughly and regularly. How it helps: significantly reduce the risk of getting diarrhoea, major respiratory illnesses and cold.
4. Wear a Mask in Crowded Areas
A proven method to battle the spread of most viral infections. You also end up protecting yourself from dust and pollution (a win-win).
5. Finally, and Most Importantly: Don’t Panic
Stress and anxiety are known to impact physical and mental health.
So stay calm. Following some of these steps to stay safe will help you battle most sicknesses while travelling!
You can also read our post on How To Stay Healthy While Travelling for more tips.