Staying Healthy While Traveling
Traveling is 10 times more fun when you’re prepared. Common health issues among those traveling include:
- Motion sickness
- Jet lag
- Muscle and body aches
- Viral infections
- Water-borne diseases
- Breathing issues due to high altitudes
- Diarrhea and stomach bugs
Take the following precautions to ensure that you travel in the best of health:
- Check your destination’s health advisory details: Some countries require specific medications or vaccinations.
- Consult your doctor: Make sure you are in the best shape to travel, especially if you have a chronic medical condition.
- Find a clinic near where you’re staying: To prevent stress during your visit, make sure you know of a nearby clinic you can visit just in case.
- Get vaccinated: Get a flu shot and make sure you’ve gotten your Covid-19 booster.
- Pack wisely: Heep a first aid kit, sanitizers, and your medication in your hand baggage, so that it is within easy reach.
- Get proper sleep: Traveling is tiring, so make sure you’re well-rested and have slept before your travel begins.
- Wear a seatbelt: Make sure you’re always wearing a seatbelt to prevent accidents.
- Sanitize and wear a mask: In the wake of a global pandemic, it is imperative that we do our best to stay safe and avoid any other viral infections.
- Take care of what you eat and drink: Eat wisely - and go easy on your stomach! If possible, try to drink bottled water.
- Avoid public restrooms: Take care of sanitation and hygiene and try to avoid public bathrooms whenever possible.
- Wear sunblock and insect-repellent: Sunblock prevents heat stroke and insect-repellent creams prevent bites and other diseases.
- Sanitize your hands and your baggage: Before you start unpacking, sanitize your luggage just to be safe.
- Shower when you get to your destination: Other than hygiene, showering after traveling can be refreshing.
If you feel like you’re sick or exhibit any symptoms of illness, get to your nearest Heal360 clinic immediately to prevent any prolonged discomfort. You can also book an appointment if you have a trip coming up - just to make sure you’re in the best shape to travel.