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How To Prevent Illness While On Vacation

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5 Specific Ways To Prevent Illness While On Vacation

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Vacations are great things for everyone. It’s good for you to get away with your loved ones (or even get away by yourself). If you are going to travel and if especially by air, considering 20 percent of plane passengers reported respiratory symptoms within a week of flying in one study, it’s especially important to take certain precautions to stay healthy.

Below, are five specific ways to cut down your chances of getting sick and/ or prevent illness while on vacation.

 

First, take a look at this very short video from  Sunnybrook Hospital on ways to avoid illness travelling.

Tips To Avoid Illness While Travelling – YouTube Video

 

 

How To Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Sick 

 

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We all need a break from our daily routine, even if your vacation means just staying at home and get caught up on whatever things take priority for you. Doing that means that you’re able to give your brain a break from work or school, and allow yourself to reset and recover.

Perhaps you’re embarking on a more grandiose vacation?  That’s even better!

Getting out of your surroundings and exposing yourself to new places and situations, new food, unexpected culture and arts. Just getting outdoors can be a really marvelous way to expand your mind and grow your worldview.

Rest & Get Plenty Of Sleep

Prevent Illness While On Vacation #1

Motion Sickness

But what stinks about traveling? Getting sick.

It happens, especially when people start to relax or are exposed to unfamiliar places and people. They pick up germs, or maybe they’re just worn out from the stress of planning for their departure.

Let’s face it, going on vacation does take a lot of work and planning, if making all the necessary preparations on your own. Make sure you get enough rest and plenty of sleep before and during your travels. This will help keep you immune system at top notch to fight illness.

You have to plan for who is going to take care of your home and things (and maybe your animals) while you’re gone. Perhaps having to plan for the work that you’ll miss and much more.

Air Travel Illness Cartoon

Unfortunately, getting sick does happen for many when away on vacation, or when you return home. There are a few steps that you can take in order to lessen the risk of getting ill.

For example, do a simple check on any health recommendations for the destination you’re planning to visit.

Stay Hydrated – Drink Plenty Of Water

Prevent Illness While On Vacation #2

 

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Health officials may suggest staying away from tap water and drinking only bottled water. Remember, ice can be contaminated as well, unless you absolutely know it’s purified.

Get Up To Date On Travel Vaccines

Prevent Illness While On Vacation #3

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Sometimes extra vaccinations may be advised and required for certain areas. Even though you are relaxing and on vacation, don’t ignore the obvious to-dos. Simple things such as; getting plenty of sleep and eating well.

What else is on the agenda for a healthy vacation? Check out the graphic below for a few more  ideas. 🙂

Wash Your Hands Often

Prevent Illness While On Vacation #4

Prevent Illness While On Vacation

Without a doubt and probably the most important thing for you to do, is wash your hands often. Keeping your hands clean and away from your mouth and eyes, will definitely help greatly in preventing illness.

With the worldwide Corona Virus Pandemic that has affected the world, this is Number 1 on the list of things to do!

Stay Active During Your Travels

Prevent Illness While On Vacation #5

Prevent Illness While On Vacation Stay Active

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Staying active is also a great way to avoid getting sick, both at home and when away traveling. Exercise keeps your immune system strong and will increase your energy level as well. 

Any form of exercise done each day, will definitely help keep the doctor away! 🙂

How To Stay Healthy On Vacation – Micrographic

How to Cut Down Your Chances of Getting Sick During or After a Vacation
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  1. Get Up To Date On Travel Vaccines
  2. Rest & Get Plenty Of Sleep
  3. Stay Hydrated
  4. Keep Your Hands Clean
  5. Stay Active

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Covid-19 Update 2021 COVID-19 TRAVEL update

 

I am sure we are all aware of the practices in effect for preventing this dreaded pandemic covid-19.  As a quick reminder and especially if you traveling by air, rail or public bus;

 

☞   Wash your hands frequently and especially before eating;   ☞   Carry hand sanitizer and use frequently;   ☞   Avoid touching any surfaces used by others;   ☞   Where a face mask indoors within public places and congestion;   ☞   Practice social distancing regularly;   ☞   Avoid large gatherings.

 

Above all, be safe and stay safe always. Let’s all work together and be rid of this horrible virus circulating the globe.

 

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Below, I’ve also included a link to Cedars Sinai Blog post on  8 Expert Tips to Avoid Getting Sick When You Travel. Just a few extra helpful tops on staying healthy when away traveling. Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization.

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📖   Cedars Sinai Blog – Expert Tips To Avoid Getting Sick

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

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