We often forget to take care of ourselves while traveling because we are so busy firstly, preparing for the travel and secondly, once we reach our destination we’re in a rush to go out and explore around and tend to ignore minor health issues. Summer is around the corner and it’s time to take a break. But in order to enjoy the vacations, let’s just make some small changes before and during our travel.
Build Your Immunity: Eat Wisely
A strong immune system is very important before you start your journey. The stronger the immunity, the lesser chances of falling ill, so in order to build your immunity eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, especially leafy vegetables. While it’s nice to try out different cuisines during your travels, be careful of the foods that trigger your health.
Stay Hydrated: Carry A Bottle Everywhere You Go
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While it’s fun to travel, travelling can be extremely exhausting because we tend to walk around a lot and are out in the sun too. Drink lots of water while travelling, because the more hydrated you stay, the better you feel. It’s a great idea to add chia seeds to your water because chia seeds absorb a lot of water and will keep you hydrated longer. If you are worried about the quality of the water you can always opt for mineral water or carry some water purifying tablets.
Plan Your Activities Wisely: Avoid The Strong Sun
It’s a great idea to plan most of the outdoor sightseeing activities either very early in the morning or once the sun is not too strong around late evening. The afternoons can be spent exploring indoor sightseeing spots like museums, heritage buildings, local libraries etc. or better still use that time to take a power nap so that you are all fresh and ready to explore and party the night away!
Walk Around: Exploring On Foot Is The Best
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Try to walk as much as you can while travelling ,take short hikes up and down the street, especially if you are visiting places that are known for their nature and outdoors. If you don’t like walking much, hiring a cycle and cycling around is a great idea too! You can explore while keeping your body fit at the same time! Exercise also boosts your energy and mood.
Sleep Well: Don’t Forget Your Beauty Sleep!
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Proper sleep is very important whether we are travelling or otherwise. While travelling we are either too excited to sleep, or find it difficult to adjust to a new place but it’s important to try and get enough sleep, because you might miss out the important sights if you are drowsy or sleep deprived! A good way to start, is to start sleeping earlier than your usual time a few days before you travel. Sleep as much as you can on your flight/train/bus so that you feel fresh when you reach your destination.
All it takes are a few simple precautions and steps like these to make you stay healthy while you travel.