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Healthy Travel Tips You Absolutely Need

Published on Aug 16, 2018 and last reviewed on Aug 17, 2022   -  1 min read


Following are a few tips for you to be able to maintain your weight during your holiday travel.

Healthy Travel Tips You Absolutely Need

Following are a few tips for you to be able to maintain your weight during your holiday travel.

  • Carry a bottle of mineral water with you so that you keep sipping some fluid and remain hydrated all day.
  • Carry fruits such as apple, pear, orange, strawberries for a healthy mid-morning snack and dry fruits at 4 PM with green tea.
  • Carry some dry snacks like legumes, roasted soy nuts, puffed rice, roasted fox nuts, whole wheat spiced crackers, plain popcorn, dry fruits, etc., which you can have in between major meals in case you do not find fruits.
  • Make sure you do not miss any of the major meal.
  • Plan to eat curries and rice for lunch and not for dinner. Start with salads always. Take less rice and more of curry.
  • For beverages, prefer buttermilk/coconut water/lemon soda/fruit smoothies (if available) rather than carbonated soft drinks.
  • In case you end up eating a high-calorie meal, ensure you eat in small portions and keep the next meal light.
  • Protein bars like yoga bar/granola bars/dry fruits should serve as an easy, handy snack as well.
  • Do avoid the intake of sauces, ketchup, mayonnaise, and salty food items as they are packed with invisible fats and salt which would also contribute to water retention.
  • You can stick to a five-meal pattern to keep yourself light and active the whole day long.
  • Consume lots of water and other fluids which will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and keep your skin ever glowing.

Most importantly, have a safe and wonderful trip!

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Frequently Asked Questions


How to Stay Healthy During Travel?

The most important routine to be followed while traveling is to wear appropriate clothing and carry a water bottle to prevent dehydration. In addition, emergency medications like painkillers, digestion lozenges, and antibiotics can be useful. Always carry a sanitizer and practice good hygiene to stay healthy during travel.


What Are the Five Mandatory Things to Do Before Traveling?

The mandatory things to be followed before traveling:
- Check the weather forecast and pack dresses accordingly.
- Always carry refillable water bottles.
- Keep allergy and cold medications handy.
- Pack some granola bars, as they are easy-to-eat and quick snacks rich in proteins and nutrition.
- Finally, carry an umbrella or a raincoat.


How to Keep Away From Sickness While Traveling?

Falling sick during travel may ruin the trip. Avoid overeating, drink only bottled water to prevent infections, and avoid food consumption from unhygienic places. Wash your hands regularly and carry disinfectant spray. Also, wear masks for safety and protection.


What Is Traveler’s Diarrhea, and How to Prevent It?

The traveler’s diarrhea is a bacterial infection. Avoid food contaminated with insects and thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before eating them raw. Avoid ice, as it could be from unclean sources.


Is There Any Anxiety Associated With Travel?

Individuals with previous bad experiences may have anxiety associated with travel. Also, individuals with motion sickness may feel nauseous during the trip. Other causes of anxiety include fear of heights and noise produced by aircraft.


Which Vitamins Can Be Helpful During Travel?

Take probiotics as they help to maintain the essential bacteria in the gut and aid digestion. Carry multivitamins to boost the immune system and avoid infections. In addition, vitamin C and zinc supplements can be helpful.


Is It a Must to Take Zinc Before Traveling?

Zinc helps to fight various bacteria and viruses. Hence it is essential to take zinc before traveling as it boosts the immune system. It also helps to heal wounds efficiently and helps with clotting.


Is It Common to Fall Sick After Traveling?

Due to climatic changes, and varying time zones, most people fall sick after long journeys. Also, inadequate sleep and a poor immune system may contribute to the sickness. However, adequate rest can help revive the health condition and return to the daily routine.


Does Traveling Influence the Immune System?

Frequent travel for work and constant climatic changes may affect the immune system. However, traveling for a vacation tends to boost energy levels. Eating meals regularly and getting adequate sleep can help to maintain quality health.


Why Do Doctors Ask for Travel History

The prevalence of a disease may vary with each country. In addition, during travel, an individual may get highly exposed to various infections specific to that region. Hence, a travel history can help with prompt diagnosis.

Last reviewed at:
17 Aug 2022  -  1 min read




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