If you’re worried about getting sick while traveling, you’re not alone. Whether you’re getting on an airplane, bus, or train being in transit can expose you to a lot of germs. So don’t let a cold put a damper on your trip by taking a few simple preventative measures.
Build Up Your Immune System
Ginger, oregano, zinc, and grapefruit seed extract are all known ingredients that help boost your immune system. Get some wellness shots at your local juice shop or drink some supplements that will give you a hearty amount of vitamin C.
Wash Your Hands
This should come as no surprise. When it comes to tray tables, door handles, touch screens, and more, there’s no such thing as being too cautious. On top of washing your hands, and being extra mindful of touching your nose or rubbing you eyes, keep disinfectant wipes handy. By wiping something down super quick, you could easily be saving yourself from the flu. Even after you’ve washed your hands, it’s easy to pick up more germs on your way out by opening the door. A tissue or a paper towel can act as a great barrier between your clean hands and a public surface, such as the handle to exit the bathroom.
Let’s face it: you’re bound to get dehydrated when elevated at 30,000 feet. Drinking a bottle of water before a flight and staying hydrated throughout the trip can be a game-changer. It’s an easy one to forget, so a surefire way is to set reminders on your phone.
If you’re going to a region or country you’ve never been to, it’s always a good idea to air on the side of caution and ask your doctor before going if there are any vaccines you might need. This isn’t a one size fits all, so it really depends on the destination.
Mosquitos are more than just annoying, leaving you with swells and itchiness, but they also carry different diseases that they can pass on to you without you even knowing it. Using bug spray and avoiding perfume will help combat these little pests.
This one is obvious, but a major sunburn can ruin a trip — so don’t forget to lather on that SPF. Especially if you have fair skin, don’t skip this step. Keep a travel size handy in your backpack or tote so you can easily reapply it when needed.
xx, The FabFitFun Team