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Travel Health Tips

Travel Health Tips

Travelling is fun and exciting. You could see a lot of new places, discover things you’ve never seen or known before and lots more. But at the same time, you should be taking care of yourself and making sure you don’t fall sick- that would ruin the fun, wouldn’t it? Here are some tips you could use to ensure you don’t fall ill.

Pace Yourself

Try not to cover the entire city in one day. If you are planning on doing a lot in a big city plan to do a lot in a big city, stay a bit longer to slow down your pace and try to expand your itinerary.  With this strategy, you will be able to explore the area more and get to know more about the place you’re at. Make sure you’re active and roam the streets but do not overdo it. Do take plenty of rest in between.

Breakfast is Important!

Breakfast is essential before you start your day of exploring. Do not skip breakfast and straight away have lunch. If you want to save cash on eating outside because you’ll be eating your lunch and dinner from outside, then you can make your own breakfast by buying a box of instant oatmeal. You can then prepare it with the hot water that is provided in your hotel room or apartment before you head out for the day. You can also purchase fruit and cereal at the local grocery store. In case there is no hot water readily available, then you can get yourself some pastries and juice from a nearby bakery – this won’t cost too much. But whatever you do, do not skip your breakfast!  It is considered to be the most important meal of the day for a reason – it provides you with the right amount of energy to start your day right.

‘Hara Hachi Bu’- Practice this!

Hara Hachi Bu is a Japanese concept which talks about how you should eat enough to fill 80 percent of your stomach rather than 100 percent. To know if you’ve eaten for 80 percent, just make sure you do not overeat or eat enough to make you full. Eat smaller portions throughout the day or just split your meal by saving the leftovers for dinner or lunch the next day.

Protect Your Skin

Sunscreen

Make sure you protect your skin while being outdoors by applying sunscreen with a minimum SPF15. It is recommended you reapply it every 2 hours. In case you are visiting an area with a lot of mosquitoes and insects, make sure you do not forget to wear insect repellent to prevent bites.

Wet Wipes and Sanitizers

Having wet wipes and sanitizers in handy is always a good idea. Few places you go to might not have water and soap available, which can quite happen frequently while traveling. You tend to come in contact with people, things, doors, etc. and the last thing you want is to eat with those dirty hands. Prevent the spread of bacteria and germs by making sure you clean your hands, especially before and after meals

 

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