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How To Stay Healthy During Travel

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Mar 09, 2017 03:28 AM EST

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Nothing can ruin a good traveling experience than catching the flu or getting a cold. Although bringing a lot of prescription meds can sometimes do the trick, it's better to stay healthy while you're on the go to avoid so much intake of medicine.

Here are some handy tips to keep healthy while on travel:

Always bring a sanitizer. Do not just lug that pack of sanitizer in your bag, use it regularly! While traveling you're probably going to touch more hot germ-prone spots than usual such as trash cans, stair handles, and doorknobs. Make sure to always disinfect after touching those to avoid contamination of germs.

Don't forget to eat breakfast. You might be excited to explore your new surroundings as soon as you wake up, but don't forget to eat your breakfast first before going out! As there are probably a lot of activities that you'll be participating in a whole day, eating breakfast will prep your body to give you the energy that you need.

Choose glasses over contact lenses. Contact lenses may be handier, but you are more prone to eye dry-outs if you wear them during travel. Wearing glasses will protect your eyes more from foreign objects, and you're not likely to rub them more. Eye infections are common during travel, so this tip will help you avoid having one yourself.

Wear skin-protecting lotions. Don't forget to pack your sunblock when going to the beach, and if you're on the way to a tropical country, make sure to bring good insect repellent. Not only will this protect your skin from mosquito bites, it will also help you avoid contracting malaria and Dengue Fever. Wearing sunblock with the proper SPF protection is good too.

Try to get as much sleep as you can. Traveling can be really tiring, and treating your body to a good night's sleep will help you replenish the energy you spent during the day. If your itinerary doesn't allow you to sleep for a good 8-9 hours, make sure to sneak some little naps during the day. It will make you less sluggish and more active.

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