An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Wanna enjoy your vacations that you have been waiting for months? So take care of your health beforehand. To be sure your desired vacations will not be spoiled follow the next general recommendations that will help get ready for health traveling.
- Remember that climate change and different time zones will influence your health and may trigger chronic disease. In order to reduce the probability of such effects start exercise yourself at least one month before traveling. It will make your immune system stronger.
- Those who suffer from serious chronic diseases should consult their doctors to choose travel destinations. For example, tropics are not good for everyone. Exotic countries may be severe to your health. Leave the idea of exotic destinations if your health does not allow you to get there. Otherwise, your holidays will be spoiled and you will have to go back home. In the worst case you may be hospitalized in the country where you are a stranger. You will definitely have unforgettable but not pleasant vacations.
- Gonna travel with kids? Choose travel destinations with particular accuracy. Consult your family doctor and travel agents. They may help you find the most appropriate place for your family. Follow the rule. Good parents will never try to ruin their children health. Vacation is the time to improve your children health and make their immune systems stronger. Wanna travel to an exotic country, better wait until your kids are in their teens.
- You might need to get the following vaccines before traveling:
- Hepatitis A or hepatitis A immune globulin
- Hepatitis B
- The flu
- Yellow fever
- Typhoid fever
- Meningococcal meningitis
Tell your doctor what country you are going to define what exactly vaccines you need. Bear in mine some vaccines need to time to reach the highest protection level. The vaccines you got when you were a child may need to be done once again.
Your doctor will also recommend you medicines you might be in need of during you vacations.
· Have an appropriate travel insurance. Find out what your health insurance will pay for if you see a doctor while you're in another country. Out-of-system trips to doctors, hospitals, and emergency rooms can be costly so checking out your insurance company's policies is key and essential for your piece of mind. Also, make sure that you have your doctor's contact information with you as well as copies of all your prescription medication.
· Pack light and comfortable. Make sure that you have clothes that are breathable and don't forget a comfortable pair of shoes. Find out the climate of your destination and pack accordingly. Only pack what you need because carrying around extra luggage is a strain on your back and your sanity!
· Eat healthy and habit food in the days before your trip. Do not overeat before flights and cruises. Do not forget your usual stomach and diarrhea medicine.
· Be careful with hard beverages. Traveling dehydrates us, especially in low-humidity, climate-controlled airplane cabins. Avoiding alcohol (which deprives your system of the water it needs) will go a long way in making yourself feel good when you reach your destination.
· Have enough rest before leaving home. Have at least one day off before your trip. Rest in the habitual environment to overcome new climate and time difference. Get a good night sleep the night before you leave, and when you get on the plane set your watch to your destination time zone so that you can plan your sleep schedule accordingly.