Do you travel frequently? Whether it’s for work for leisure (or both), traveling can take a toll on your health. It disrupts your normal sleeping and eating schedule, while also exposing you to a plethora of new germs. Here are some great Health and Wellness Tips for Travelers.
Wash Your Hands Frequently
I know this probably sounds like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning that washing your hands with warm water and soap will help protect against infectious illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s the single “best” way to reduce the spread of germs. You should wash your hands anytime you touch your your mouth or face, another person, or a surface, which is pretty much ALL THE TIME when traveling.
Boost Your Immune System Prior to Leaving
In the weeks leading up to your trip, give your immune system a boost by consuming plenty of vitamin C and zinc. While there’s no evidence indicating that a mega dose of vitamins will cure the common cold or any other infectious illness, many people have reported shorter, less severe illnesses with vitamin C and zinc mega doses. Ideally, you should consume these nutrients via a natural source, such as oranges and oysters, but supplements may help, too. Dunetz Wellness Center and Acupuncture Boca Raton have Wellness Programs that can be tailored to your specific needs and may help to greatly improve your immune sytem.
Drink Bottled Water
While tap water systems have improved dramatically over the past ten years, it’s still recommended that you purchase (and drink) bottled water. Foreign tap water may contain different concentrations of chemicals like chlorine and iron, as well as different levels of microorganism, all of which can upset your digestive tract if you aren’t used to it. By sticking with bottled water, you can rest assured knowing that it’s not going to upset your stomach.
Don’t Walk About Barefoot
Whether you are lounging by the pool, waiting in line at the airport, or just hanging out in your hotel room, you should never walk around in a foreign place barefoot. Why is this a problem? Although invisible to the eye, many high-traffic areas contain fungal spores that can transfer to your feet. By wearing shoes or even just a pair of thick socks, however, you can protect yourself from them.
Dunetz Wellness Center and Acupuncture Boca Raton have Wellness Programs that can be tailored to your specific needs.
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