There’s nothing quite so disappointing as planning an amazing holiday and falling ill just as you reach your destination. Unfortunately, this happens all too often and for a number of reasons. One that is quite
There’s nothing quite so disappointing as planning an amazing holiday and falling ill just as you reach your destination. Unfortunately, this happens all too often and for a number of reasons. One that is quite common is the fact that our daily lives are so hectic, that the moment we start to relax, we give our bodies permission to succumb to a bug that might be lurking around.
Travelling also takes us outside of our daily routines, which are our safety zones. This puts stress on the body and that leads to a compromised immune system. If you’re out of your familiar patterns and places, it’s a lot harder to fight off a cold or something worse. So, how do we combat this so that we can enjoy our vacations?
1. Stay Balanced With Your Diet
It’s so tempting to eat and drink whatever you want when on holiday. You might be in a place where the cuisine is completely different to what you’re used to and want to try as much of it as possible while you can. Perhaps you’re in a luxury setting and you want to enjoy everything that’s on offer at the buffet table.
Of course, it’s a good thing to let go and indulge while you’re on holiday. Just remember, all of this new or different food and drink could impact your gut health quite significantly. While indulging, try to stick to your general way of eating, with plenty of fruits and vegetables – even if you do eat a bit more than normal. At the same time, make sure you keep your body hydrated with plenty of water.
2. Keep Up Your Hygiene
When traveling, you can come into contact with a lot more germs than you might in your everyday life. This is because you are in places like airports, train stations, bus stop terminals and gas stations. All of these are used by lots of people, making it a lot harder to keep such communal areas clean.
You should be looking to wash your hands regularly if you’re using public transport. If you’re on a road trip, always wash your hands before you eat anything and before you get back in the car after you’ve stopped somewhere. Just in case there is nowhere to wash your hands, be sure to pack hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
3. Get Your Rest
Some holidays are all about rest and relaxation, and those are as good as chasing racing wins this way and that. Other trips are less so – especially if you’re on guided tour that has all of the attractions packed in one after the other. These holidays are wonderful if you’ve never been to the place before, but they can be extremely exhausting as you aren’t given much time to relax. If you feel like the pace is too much, take a step back and maybe don’t do one or two of the planned activities. You’re more likely to keep your body strong and healthy to enjoy the overall experience by missing out a couple of sights.