Spring has almost sprung, and spring break travel, or just travel in general, is most likely on your mind. Yet, with all the excitement and planning that goes into your getaway, you never want your fun, rest or relaxation to be ruined because you’re sick. But don’t worry; here are five simple tips for healthy travel no matter the time of the year!
1. Wash or Sanitize Your Hands. Hand hygiene is an easy and highly effective way to help fight germs while traveling. Be sure to wash your hands before boarding a plane or train. Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. Also, be sure to pack a travel-sized alcohol-based hand sanitizer, like PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, to sanitize your hands, when soap and water are not available, at key moments including before eating and after sneezing or coughing.
2. Stay Hydrated. Make sure a water bottle is on your packing list so you can take it with you everywhere. Dehydration can cause a variety of health ailments, including headaches, muscle cramping and digestive issues. Most people need between five and eight glasses of water daily; however, each person is different and should be aware of their hydration level, especially on hot days or when activity level is increased.
3. Don’t Skip Your Workout. Vacation is a time to recharge, and what better way to do just that than with exercise. You might be able to hit the gym on vacation, but if not, get out and explore by foot or workout in your room by doing pushups and yoga poses.
4. Eat more fruits and vegetables. We aren’t saying not to enjoy a treat or two on your trip, but aim to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Choose from a mix of colors and be sure to include leafy greens, berries and fiber-packed beans.
5. Carry disinfectant wipes. Wipe down those germy areas like airplane tray tables and other commonly touched surfaces, like hotel-room television remotes.
No matter where your travels take you, may they be fun and healthy! Safe travels!
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