By Connie Colbert
GCU Director of Well being Companies
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 just a few ideas to consider earlier than making that journey!
You usually tend to get sick if you end up run down, so don’t in the reduction of on sleep whilst you’re touring. Being on the highway can also be extra bodily exhausting than being near house, so make sure you take heed to your physique and relaxation when you should. 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 might be at house or touring. If you’re not in a position to slot in time at a fitness center if you end up away from house, discover different methods to maneuver your physique, like strolling in all places you may and taking the steps as an alternative of the elevator. Take into consideration downloading an train app in your cellphone or laptop computer. Then you may pull up a brief train whereas touring, even should you don’t have entry to a fitness center. There are some nice ones which are free! I usually use the Match On app. This app comprises all sorts of workouts for each health degree, and plenty of exercises as brief as 15 to twenty minutes lengthy. No train tools wanted.
3. Eat breakfast
Breakfast is a very powerful meal of the day, particularly if you’re touring. As a substitute of beginning your day on empty, gas up with wholesome choices, akin 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 an enormous 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 further drinks and desserts can result in undesirable weight acquire and disrupted sleeping. Play it protected and devour sugar and alcohol moderately.
6. Eat wholesome meals
Staying wholesome whereas touring is all about making wholesome decisions, and that features choosing the right dishes if you end up consuming out. Each time doable, select choices that include loads of recent fruit and veggies.
You too can ensure you eat wholesome meals by making your individual meals. Even should you don’t have a kitchen close by, you may nonetheless refill on recent substances and make simple meals, akin to salads and sandwiches. Don’t overlook to purchase some apples, oranges, bananas, protein bars or nuts to maintain your vitality up if you end up on the transfer.
7. Wash your arms
You come into contact with a whole lot of germs and micro organism day by day, and your publicity solely will increase if you end up touring. To scale back your possibilities of getting sick, wash your arms usually, particularly earlier than consuming, and carry moist wipes or hand sanitizer so you may clean up when cleaning soap and water aren’t out there.
8. Don’t run your self into the bottom
It’s simple to be scheduled out from daybreak to nightfall if you end up touring, however this may put on you out and depart you vulnerable to infections. As a substitute, take your time exploring and tempo your self. Hearken to your physique and take breaks when you may.
9. Pack a first-aid package
Packing a first-aid package is a brilliant 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 embody:
- Bandages of various sizes
- An antibiotic ointment, akin to Neosporin
- A fever and ache reducer
- A movement illness treatment
- Anti-itch cream
- Medication for allergic reactions
- Stomachache drugs
- Chilly and flu aid treatment
- Rehydration tablets or water components, akin 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 day by day, shield your pores and skin.
Have a protected and wholesome journey this summer season. Keep in mind, preparation earlier than you go is the important thing!