Given are health tips for travelers.
Don’t Skip On The First Aid Kit
Consult your doctor before you go: they know what ails you, and they’ll help you plan your emergency kit. Make sure you take enough of the medication that you take regularly. Keep all the drugs in the original packaging in case authorities go rooting through your stuff. Heck, keep copies of prescriptions on you, if some exotic wild pig run away with your rheumatism salve, you’ll be able to replace it with minimal hassle.
Don’t Get Burnt
Sun is that fiery far ball providing us with light and warmth. For people going on holiday, it’s a source of good tans. However, with great tans comes the great threat of sunburn. And skin cancer. And photosensitive rashes, which sounds like an issue only robots would have. Point is, the sun can be dangerous. Everyone and especially babies, fair-skinned people, people with freckles and so on, should be a little more careful.
Clean Food For Clean Fun
As one transition into adulthood, one learns to not eat off the floor and maybe develops are more refined taste in random items that get put in the mouth. However, once you start traveling, you have to become even more careful. And that’s not just about not touching the trays while you eat on an airplane.
Prepare For A Shock
This might not be an as obvious danger as others, but culture shock exists. As much as we’d like to think of people that live far away as geographically displaced copies that speak strange tongues, they can be really different. Culture is apparently important, who would have known.
The most important thing you can do while traveling is sleep. Your body needs rest when you’re physically traveling, crossing time zones, carrying luggage to and from destinations, walking all day, and so forth. Traveling is harsh on your body so make sure you get plenty of rest. How much is enough? Listen to your body. After a long walk, I sleep for a few hours and allow my body to rest before the next one.
Don’t try to see the entire city all in one day. If you plan to do a lot in a big city, consider staying longer to slow down your pace and spread your itinerary. You’ll also get to know the area more instead of just being able to say that you’ve “been there.” Be active and roam the streets, but don’t overdo it. Take plenty of breaks in between.
Stretch it out
Dedicate at least 5-10 minutes every morning to stretch before you start your day of adventure. Stretch your arms, legs, neck, shoulders, and back – you’ll feel so refreshed. It’s easy to sneak in simple neck and shoulder stretches throughout the day while you’re waiting for your food, the bathroom, transportation, etc. I also stretch right before bedtime because it relaxes my muscles and gives me a better night sleep.
You can do breathing exercises anywhere and anytime. Take a deep breath, hold it, and exhale. Repeat. It helps you relax and counter the stress of traveling.