Top 3 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, people are now more concerned than ever about staying healthy while traveling. Although any travel increases your chances of picking up a virus, there are several steps you can take which can help decrease your chances of getting sick.
Wash Your Hands
You are probably sick of hearing it by now, but it's still the number one way to cut down on the spread of germs. While traveling it is more important than ever to wash your hands. Wash your hands in the bathroom, before eating, and any time you have been handling a lot of surfaces. In light of recent health concerns, some people are simply setting timers on their smartphones for every hour or so to remind them to wash up again.
Getting the right amount of sleep is always important, but it is especially important when you will be traveling through time zones. Plan your itinerary for making up lost sleep. Practice good sleep hygiene to ensure you can fall asleep easily. A wake-up lamp is a great alternative to an alarm clock and can help you wake up without feeling groggy. White noise apps and sleep masks can also help you dose off when you are in a new unfamiliar place.
Traveling can get time-consuming. Sometimes we simply forget to drink water. Dehydration can lead to headaches, nausea and a weakened immune system. If you find it difficult to get in enough water each day, and especially while traveling, set a reminder on your phone. Time to drink water! Do you find straight water difficult to swallow? Try using sugar-free flavoring. Keeping bottles of water in your purse or bag is another great way to remind yourself to keep hydrated.
Traveling can be a lot of fun when you're healthy. Traveling when sick, though, is a nightmare. Use these helpful tips to stay healthy while traveling.