It’s no secret that traveling regularly can make you a little more susceptible to picking up a cold or virus on the way to or from your destination. And with the current and rapid spread of Covid-19, we want to take the necessary health-safety precautions now more than ever. That said, the world keeps moving, and for many, traveling is an essential and necessary part of everyday life. So, if you’re traveling regularly, or even only once in a while, you’ll want to consider a few of these key health tips to give your immune system an extra boost, and decrease your risk for illness.
Monitor Health & Strengthen Immune System
Before you embark on your traveling journey, be conscious of the state of your health. If you’re noticing the beginning stages of feeling under the weather, you may want to consider rescheduling your trip. Traveling when sick not only increases your chances of passing your cold or virus along to others but also lowers your chances of a speedy recovery. If you’re not feeling ill, but know that traveling tends to take a toll, give your immune system a good boost over the days before you leave. Eat well, drink plenty of water, and get a good amount of sleep.
Any form of public transportation is inevitably going to be loaded with germs. Hundreds and thousands of people are using forms of public transit every single day, passing in and out. Carry-on disinfectants are your best friend when it comes to traveling. Utilize hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to wipe down areas that you’ll need to touch or sit on. It may take a little extra time, but it’s worth it to give yourself a nice clean space.
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Sleep is crucial before, during, and after your trip. Of course, getting the recommended hours of sleep when you’re traveling tends to be a little more difficult, it’s important to make it a priority the best you can. When you’re sleeping, your body is naturally healing and boosting your immune system. A lack of sleep can lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to picking something up during your travels.
Make Healthy Choices
Indulging is okay, especially on vacation! However, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, making healthy food choices is another sure way to keep your immune system strong and ready to fight off unwanted germs.