The purpose of travelling or going on a vacation is to relax, explore and detox the mind. However, all your plans will go to waste if you get ill during your trip.
Yes, this is the unfortunate truth of travelling – people who head to destinations of different temperatures often end up with a flu or fever. Don’t worry, any ailment can be avoided if you take proper care of yourself.
Here’s how you can stay healthy while travelling:
Though you might feel the urge to sleep less and explore more, don’t forget your body is under more stress than usual while travelling. This is because people often tire themselves out during trips by indulging in long walks, shopping sprees etc. Yes, all of these activities are essential, but so is sleep. You can have all the fun you want in the morning but make sure you get ample sleep at night. Let your body recharge!
Don’t overdo it!
Itineraries created by professional look a certain way due to a reason – they don’t want you to overburden yourself. Here’s a tip: don’t try to see the entire city in a day, instead, maintain a healthy pace for all the activities you indulge in. Also, don’t forget to take breaks in the middle to rest and eat.
Since people tend to walk more than usual while on vacation, the muscles of the body are likely to get sore. This can cause fatigue and have a negative impact on one’s mood. The solution: stretch in the morning before you head out of the room, and stretch when return in the night. Stretching your arms, legs, neck, shoulders and back will really help loosen up the body and prepare it for long walks and strenuous travel.
Never skip breakfast
Eat well in the morning to maintain your energy throughout the day. The trick to stay healthy during travelling is to never let your body weaken to an extent that it becomes prone to infection.
Staying hydrated during a trip is extremely important, especially if you are headed towards warmer regions. Carry a water bottle with you at all times and make sure you consume at least six glasses of H20. Trust us, your body will thank you for it!
Believe it or not, sometimes fruits are all you need to stay healthy. Affordable and easily available, fruits will not only keep you full, but will also provide you with the required nutrition and vitamins.
Take your vitamins
Since travelling can be hectic, it is difficult to find the time and energy to provide the body with all the essential vitamins. But here’s what you can do: take vitamin pills! All you need are some calcium and Vitamin C pills and you are good to go.
Carry a hand sanitiser
No matter which part of Pakistan you are travelling to, make sure you have a hand sanitiser on you at all times. While travelling, people tend to wash their hands only when they need to use the toilet – a habit that can really harm your body and make you susceptible to various illnesses. Therefore, protect yourself and those around by taking precautionary measures.