Five Tips For Healthier Travels

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Whether you are traveling within the same country you live in or you are planning a vacation or work trip overseas, you need to ensure that you are taking all of the safety precautions possible in order to be healthy and have a safe trip. There is a lot that goes into planning safe travels, but it is worth the time.

Don’t Skip Immunizations Or Vaccinations

Depending on the time of the year you travel or where you’re traveling, there are some shots you should be getting. Heading across country calls for immunizations that are up to date. Some places still have the diseases that have already been eradicated in the United States, which means that you are at great risk if your health records aren’t up-to-date.

If you are traveling during the winter months you may want to make sure that you get a flu shot. No sense in getting sick when visiting relatives for the holidays or getting the flu while you are on an important business trip.

Eat Healthy While On Vacation

Part of having a healthy trip or vacation should include eating healthy while you are away. Just because you don’t have the option of creating your own healthy meals at home doesn’t mean that you can’t eat healthy while you’re out.

Learn how to break down restaurant portions. Opt for sit down, fancier style restaurants, rather than fast food, which will offer healthier options. Salads are always a good go-to, or try chicken if you’re hungry for some meat. Even a lean cut of steak can be a good option if you’re needing a little iron.

Work In Some Fitness

Make time on vacation for some physical activity. You don’t want to spend the whole time lying in bed or sitting in meetings. Take some time to take a walk once in awhile. If your hotel has a gym room, use it. It can help you have more energy, giving you a better (and healthier) relationship.

Take A First Aid Kit

Whether you’re road-tripping it, going by plane, or taking a bus, take a first aid trip with you. If you are traveling by car you may also want a car care kit with you as well, one that contains things like some flat fixer, jumper cables, and other safety items to help you in a breakdown.

Your personal first aid kit should have more than just the general band-aids, antibiotic ointment, pain killers, and motion sickness medication. Consider packing some herbal remedies to take along as well.

Be Prepared For Anything

Make sure that you are prepared for anything. While flying is much safer these days, know how to react if someone pulls a gun out on a plane. While driving in a storm know what to do to protect yourself in case of heavy rains, or if you are driving in an area where a tornado may come through. Research, and be prepared.

Anna Johansson is a freelance writer, researcher, and business consultant from Olympia, WA. A columnist for, and more. Anna specializes in entrepreneurship, technology, and social media trends. You can follow her through the buttons below.

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