It’s August, which means that vacation season is drawing to a close. This also means that many of you may be trying to cram in one or a few last-hoorahs before the weather gets chilly again or your schedules begin to get hectic.
We thought it would be a nice idea to compile a list of healthy travel tips on a broad range of topics all in one place. It’s understandable to let your health slip when you travel, especially when it’s the end of the season and you just want to squeeze in one more break. But hopefully, with the right information, staying healthy while you travel won’t be as difficult as you think!
Sleeping on a Plane
Discomfort, jet leg, exhaustion: all things that come from plane travel. Unfortunately, these things also have the power to ruin your trip, or leave you feeling terrible upon your return home, if you don’t handle them correctly. Check out these tips from greatist.com on how to do it better.
This Holistic Health Coach’s tips for healthy travel focus on how to eat healthy even while traveling. There’s no telling what food options you’ll have available, so if you want to avoid a last minute McDonalds run, give this a read.
Destination: Healthy Travel
Prevention’s article on healthy travel covers the before, during and in transit parts of your vacation. With mention of bed bugs, cruise ship health hazards and foods to avoid, this one is a comprehensive sweep of how to handle whatever comes your way.
Exercising While Traveling
Exercise doesn’t have to feel like work. This post has easy ways to stay active on vacation that you can work into your travel itinerary.
Teen Trip Safety
If your kids are getting older, they may want to test the boundaries of their freedom with a no-parents-teen-trip. This is a guide to give them or go over with them to stress safety. It covers pre-trip planning, knowing your medical history and knowing the laws of the travel destination. (Ultimate Health’s travel plan has a travel portal, emergency referral services, passport and prescription replacement, and fully-paid medical air evacuation. This can give you added peace of mind, Mom and Dad.)