Traveling abroad should not be a hassle for some especially airports, security checks and long lines. Health and staying healthy during one’s trip is important.
Either taking a quick vacation or studying for several months, it is quite easy to get sick in a new country and new place. Your body needs time to adjust to the climate, water, food, and new environment. Here are some tips in how to stay in shape and fit during your travel.
The stress and the entire excitement during traveling will likely cause someone to get sick. Good news for teenagers and young adults, their immune system is still strong; but with stress, lack of sleep, and poor diet, it could make it easier for them to get sick.
One thing that you should do before getting to the country where you will be visiting is to look for vaccinations that might be needed, like flu vaccine and many more. Seek consult from your physician on the vaccines that you may get to prevent any diseases.
The most common sickness when traveling abroad is jet lag, altitude sickness and even diarrhea. Jet lag is caused by change of your internal body clock. The most common symptoms include upset stomach, tiredness and insomnia especially when crossing time zones.
There are many things one can do for jet lag such as taking a brisk walk under the sun during arrival. Altitude sickness in the other hand could be prevented by taking acetazolamide that will help relieve and prevent symptoms of altitude problems. It is best to consult your physician and ask for prescription.
Diarrhea is quite common for travelers. This could be a potential problem. To prevent this, it is best to be very careful on the foods and water you consume. Eating local foods is not entirely bad, but you can never be too careful.