Jetting off to new places — whether for business or fun — can take a lot out of you. And you want to be at your best when seeing new places and experiencing different cultures. Follow a few easy tips to stay well as you take your travels around the world.
Make sure to stay hydrated while you are traveling. Dehydration makes you more prone to viruses, and can make jet lag symptoms worse.
Keep Your Meds Close
The chances of your bags getting lost are slim, but to be on the safe side, keep a supply of enough medication to last you the duration of your trip with you. That way, you won’t miss key dosages of antibiotics or your daily prescription, if something were to happen to your luggage.
When you are on long flights, it’s important to get up and move, stretch and walk the aisle to avoid blood clotting and joint pain.
Take Those Vitamins
To keep your body in tip-top shape, take vitamins as you prepare for any adventure.
Commit to Your Daily Routine
If you’re used to exercising, eating breakfast or going to bed early, make sure to continue to do these things while on your trip. Sticking to your routine will help your body have one less thing to work against.
Keep antibacterial hand sanitizer with you at all times. As long as it is less than three ounces, you’ll be able to take it on board your flight to ward off germs that can be found on your seat or other places along your trip. And take advantage of every instance you have to wash your hands so that you aren’t bringing germs back as souvenirs.
Jet lag is disorienting, and it can falsely mirror the feeling of being sick. To stay well and rested while you travel across time zones, follow these quick steps:
- Get as much rest as you can before you leave
- Stay away from alcohol
- Drink lots of water
- Rise and set with the sun