The Key to a Good Journey Is Good Health

Travel can be a special, adventurous, imperative and sometimes an unforgettable part of life, but by any means, it should be absolutely healthy as well. Very often, travel completely shuffles our daily nutritious and hygienic diet regimen. While travelling the constant rush of activities makes one eager to stop at a fast food corner and indulge in unhealthy food and beverages. Mostly, this leads to several health problems ultimately ruining your precious days. So here we present some simple tips, for healthy travel, then no matter where you’re going or how you’re going to get there for a wonderful jaunt.

Avoid unhygienic Fast Food

The foremost culprit causing various health problems during travelling is the unhygienic food, offered at the stations and the streets. During air travel the food offered is over cooked, refrigerated and preserved for a long times with almost negligible nutrients in it. You should not indulge in any kind of these foods and drinks, howsoever good-looking they are, as they act as the basic source of infections. So it’s better to pack your own, home-made food while travelling by train or any other means wherever possible. Additionally always carry nutritious protein-dense food because it won’t easily leak out or get stale.
Try to carry some dry fruits, sugar candies and firm fruits such as apples, guavas, and avocados as they don’t get smashed easily and provide instant energy boosting up the body whenever required. Although, the chances of consuming street foods are high one should always carry antacids, carom seeds and black salt which helps to relieve the queasy stomach in case of emergency.

Drink Pure Water

Along with the contagious food, contaminated water is a leading source of travel sickness. Always remember to carry your own water bottle or else purchase only the sealed ones. Drink plenty of pure water while travelling, keeping the chances of dehydration at bay. Adequate amount of water hydrates the body very well, avoiding motion sickness, constipation and fluid desiccation. Keeping an electoral sachet is also good. Mixed with water it will take care of hunger and balances the salt losses in the body. Milk and juices can also be consumed but hygienic condition should be checked.

Keep Essential Travel Accessories

During packing for the journey, along with your binoculars, camera, dresses and makeup kit, never forget to carry a first-aid travel kit. Also, your kit should be well equipped with all essential stuff such as emergency medicines, your routine medicines if any, band-aids in case of any injury or cut and sunscreen to get protected from the harmful sun rays. Some eye drops can also be carried to combat eye irritation and redness in case of contact with polluted air. Always keep a hand sanitizer to avoid getting infections from the contaminated door handles of washrooms in the trains, planes or any intermediary stations.

Mosquito repellents should be carried while travelling through buses, sleeper class in trains and especially when you are not pretty sure about the residing facilities offered to you on a business trip. These insect repellant creams protect you from mosquito bites avoiding various diseases such as dengue, malaria and filariasis. The ones who suffer from acne or pimples should always carry wet or dry tissue to wipe the extra oil which occurs very commonly while travelling. Ear buds are very important for the people who usually travel by air. The excessive sound while the plane takes off can leads to permanent hearing impartment. So soft cotton ear buds should always be in your bag.

Clothing while travelling

Keep yourself a bit away from tight dresses while travelling as these can hamper your convenience zone. Try to wear loose comfortable clothes so that you can sit and lie down easily. Excessively tight clothes can lead to severe itching and allergic reaction putting you in an embarrassing situation. Keep some additional stoles or sheets that can save you from pollution during day and cold during night.

Vaccinations for long distance journeys

Always visit your doctor four to six weeks before going for long journeys to get some primary vaccinations done.

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