After the pandemic, you will probably never look askance at a fellow traveler wearing a mask. If the mobile population of teleworkers and vacationers did not understand what it takes to move from place to place with minimal risk of viral infection, the events of 2020 have indelibly etched those principles on our collective consciousness. Now, as humans begin to slowly move around the world again, you may be (undecided) preparing to venture out on a journey. Staying healthy while traveling is your main consideration.
Although there are many things to consider when making your plans, there are some ideas, listed below, that are of the utmost importance when traveling.
Have a health plan with goals
There are those things in life that are simply not static. They are improving or decreasing. Your health is one of those aspects that is constantly changing. As you think about your well-being, there are likely some health goals that you would like to achieve and are even working towards. The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to sacrifice your upgrade plan while traveling. In theory, your plan will include an exercise program, dietary limitations, and supplements. Whether it’s exercise or nutrition, you want to be able to stick to your schedule as much as possible while traveling. When it comes to supplements, you are probably better off with a plan that has the fewest negatives, such as Thrive side effects.
Maintain adequate rest
Between jet lag, anticipation of events, and unusual scenarios, there are a number of things that can disrupt your sleep patterns on a trip. Inadequate sleep depresses the immune system, in addition to making you moody and less able to make accurate decisions and evaluations. Johns Hopkins has a number of recommendations to help you maximize your ability to sleep:
- To decrease jet lag, start adjusting your sleep schedule to what it will be at your destination about three days before your trip.
- Try to schedule your first night’s sleep to match that of the locals.
- When it’s time to wake up, signal it to your body with a warm shower and exercise.
- Use melatonin, a natural hormone, if you need to sleep and your body is tough.
- Stick to the two-day rule: If you’re staying somewhere less than two days, schedule your sleep as if you’re still on your regular home schedule.
Hydrate well with drinking water
Wherever you go in the world, there will be new and exciting things to drink. At the risk of being an ungrateful guest, you don’t have to try all of them if you’re concerned they might affect your health. Before leaving, make sure you are well hydrated. While flying, you should drink eight ounces of water per hour. Remember that dehydration magnifies the symptoms of jet lag. Your main source of hydration should be purified drinking water. In order not to insult your hosts, you can find filtered and purified bottled water and also American sports drinks even in most developing countries.
Remember the sanitation rules
Some places Where do you travel may still require a mask. So you have a built-in reason for taking some on the trip. Bacteria and viruses can live on hard surfaces for days, so use hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Flying is less threatening to your health than you might think. Airlines do a good job of disinfecting between flights and filtering the air you breathe. Still, it’s a good idea to wear a mask and wash your hands frequently. Also, ask yourself what the current health situation is at my intended destination. While you may not exude coronavirus, there may be other health hazards to consider. If you are traveling in a closed vehicle (a shared car, a limousine or a taxi) it is totally appropriate to wear a mask and sunglasses.
You will enjoy your trip much more and will remember it fondly if you stay healthy and return home well.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism