By Connie Colbert
GCU Director of Well being Providers
Because the world is opening again up and plenty of are heading out for the primary time in two years, staying wholesome on trip stays a excessive precedence.
Right here a couple of suggestions to consider earlier than making that journey!
You usually tend to get sick when you find yourself run down, so don’t reduce on sleep whilst you’re touring. Being on the street can be extra bodily exhausting than being near residence, so make sure to take heed to your physique and relaxation when it’s essential. Additionally, for a extra restful sleep, cease utilizing your smartphone, pill or laptop computer earlier than sleeping.
Train is nice in your physique, whether or not you’re at residence or touring. If you’re not ready to slot in time at a health club when you find yourself away from residence, discover different methods to maneuver your physique, like strolling all over the place you’ll be able to and taking the steps as an alternative of the elevator. Take into consideration downloading an train app in your telephone or laptop computer. Then you’ll be able to pull up a brief train whereas touring, even in the event you don’t have entry to a health club. There are some nice ones which can be free! I usually use the Match On app. This app comprises all forms of workout routines for each health degree, and plenty of exercises as quick as 15 to twenty minutes lengthy. No train gear wanted.
3. Eat breakfast
Breakfast is an important meal of the day, particularly while you’re touring. As a substitute of beginning your day on empty, gasoline up with wholesome choices, similar to fruit, cereal or oatmeal, earlier than heading out the door. Don’t overlook so as to add some protein for endurance!
4. Drink loads of water
It’s simple to get dehydrated whereas touring, so don’t overlook to drink loads of fluids. Begin your day with a giant glass of water, and ensure to hold a water bottle with you always.
5. Restrict the sweets and alcohol
It may be tempting to overindulge whereas touring, however these additional drinks and desserts can result in undesirable weight acquire and disrupted sleeping. Play it protected and devour sugar and alcohol sparsely.
6. Eat wholesome meals
Staying wholesome whereas touring is all about making wholesome decisions, and that features choosing the right dishes when you find yourself consuming out. Every time attainable, select choices that include loads of contemporary vegatables and fruits.
It’s also possible to be sure you eat wholesome meals by making your personal meals. Even in the event you don’t have a kitchen close by, you’ll be able to nonetheless fill up on contemporary elements and make simple meals, similar to salads and sandwiches. Don’t overlook to purchase some apples, oranges, bananas, protein bars or nuts to maintain your power up when you find yourself on the transfer.
7. Wash your palms
You come into contact with a whole lot of germs and micro organism daily, and your publicity solely will increase when you find yourself touring. To scale back your possibilities of getting sick, wash your palms usually, particularly earlier than consuming, and carry moist wipes or hand sanitizer so you’ll be able to clean up when cleaning soap and water aren’t obtainable.
8. Don’t run your self into the bottom
It’s simple to be scheduled out from daybreak to nightfall when you find yourself touring, however this will put on you out and depart you prone to infections. As a substitute, take your time exploring and tempo your self. Take heed to your physique and take breaks when you’ll be able to.
9. Pack a first-aid package
Packing a first-aid package is a great concept in case you get hit with a abdomen bug or the flu or have a scrape or fall.
The primary-aid package ought to embrace:
- Bandages of various sizes
- An antibiotic ointment, similar to Neosporin
- A fever and ache reducer
- A movement illness treatment
- Anti-itch cream
- Drugs for allergic reactions
- Stomachache medication
- Chilly and flu reduction treatment
- Rehydration tablets or water components, similar to Oral IV or Liquid IV. This may be bought at most drug shops, Walmart and Costco.
10. Don’t overlook the sunscreen!
Put on sunscreen every day, shield your pores and skin.
Have a protected and wholesome journey this summer time. Bear in mind, preparation earlier than you go is the important thing!