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Top Tips for Staying Healthy During Your Travels

Top Tips for Staying Healthy During Your Travels

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Traveling is something that many people dream of from an early age, when they wait for the day they can gather enough money to spend on luxury vacations and exotic getaways. Yet despite the glamorous images you see on postcards and over social media feeds, people often neglect the many health problems you can encounter when you are abroad. Luckily, there are many steps you can take before, during, and after your trip which will ensure you stay your healthiest self. The healthier you are, the better memories you can make and the more you can enjoy yourself as you explore the world.

Have the appropriate vaccinations 

If you are traveling to places such as Southeast Asia and South America, you must consider the diseases and health problems people can encounter during their travels. These include Yellow Fever and Malaria, both of which can be fatal if you don’t have the appropriate vaccinations before you set off. To ensure you are getting the best vaccinations, and that you will stay protected during your trip, you should visit your local travel clinic a few weeks beforehand, so that your body has time to adjust to the vaccination. Often, you will get given tablets or follow up appointments to attend after you’ve returned, which you shouldn’t miss out on.

Eat a balanced diet

Exercise is not something you will miss out on while traveling, especially if you are spending days exploring the wilderness of new countries. Healthy eating, on the other hand, can become hard to fit into your new routine. The key is to ensure you get enough vitamins and slow-release energy foods into your diet so that you can sustain yourself on your travels and keep your muscles strong.

Don’t ignore pain

Travel trips are filled with fun activities and unique days out, some of which can involve lots of physical activity. During one of these times you may cause yourself an injury which can be easy to try and push under the rug for the time you are away, as you don’t want to cut your travels short. However, this can lead to more severe problems if you have an injury which isn’t treated. Though you should rely on your travel insurance to receive care in the country you are traveling to, many people also elect to travel home to fix their pain, so they can start their trip afresh feeling healthy. If this is the case, you should have a pain expert such as Rishin Patel Insight Medical Partners on hand to help. This is also ideal if you are hoping to solve any chronic pain before you initially go away.

Personalise your first aid kit

Having a first aid kit (I recommend this travel one!) is essential while traveling, to help with any minor health problems. However, each person will need different first aid kit during their travels to suit their personal needs. This means packing any prescription medications, any herbal remedies, and pain relief to help keep your mental health and physical health intact. 

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

28 Comments

  1. Reese Woods
    May 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    Reply

    The tip about having your own little first aid kit is so important! You never know what little issues could arise when you are away from home or your local pharmacy!

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      So true, you never really know!

  2. Christine
    May 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Reply

    These are great tips! It’s so important to take care of yourself when you travel. There’s nothing like an unexpected pain or illness that can ruin it all. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      It’s so important!

  3. Teresa
    May 18, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    Reply

    I have to say that my family and I actually eat healthier on vacation than we do at home! haha No snacks in hotel rooms helps! We eat more balanced and at regular times without all the crazy schedules . For the longest time, my little one would get sick on every single travel trip, she’s all good now, but that was not fun

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Aw, I’m glad that doesn’t happen anymore to your little one!

  4. Blu
    May 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    Reply

    It never occurred to me that I should pack a first aid kit! And I’m so accident prone so this should’ve been a no-brainer for me lol

    http://www.liveloveblu.com

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Ha, well now you know 😉

  5. Erica
    May 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Reply

    Great idea about the first aid kit. And yes…proper vaccinations are so important!

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      I totally agree!

  6. Tairalyn Ciulla
    May 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm
    Reply

    Your own personal First Aid kit is such a genius idea. Nothing generic about it. You know you best, pack accordingly. LOVE IT!

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 20, 2018 at 7:42 am

      Glad to hear it!

  7. Dr Nitin Khanna
    May 23, 2018 at 5:53 am
    Reply

    Great and Informative Blog!
    All these tips are so important and hold their respective importance.

    I am glad that i came across such insightful post.
    It’s really helpful for the one’s who love travelling.

    Three Cheers To Carmen 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 23, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks, I appreciate it!

  8. Sher
    June 13, 2018 at 2:50 am
    Reply

    Very informative thank you so much for this quality post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

      You’re very welcome, She!

  9. farenexus
    July 10, 2018 at 9:08 am
    Reply

    Yeah, it’s true we should n’t ignore the pain. if we didn’t treat it properly with medicine then there may be chances that small pain turns into a big problem. So first aid kit is must have while we are travelling!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 25, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      I totally agree!

  10. Erika Ann
    July 31, 2018 at 2:23 am
    Reply

    Having an emergency kit is a must-have especially for those travelers that like to go on foot and hike. Its not really that big of a package to bring because you could pack the essentials in the kit. First aid kits can save your life if it depends on it.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, they can save lives for sure!

  11. April Estor
    August 1, 2018 at 3:08 am
    Reply

    Definitely, bring your medicine kit. And if you have health problems that need a doctor’s attention you should do check first before traveling. Anyways, great post!

  12. kristine pigford
    April 4, 2019 at 1:59 am
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing these helpful tips with us. these tips are very helpful, especially for me.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 5, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      I’m glad you think so, Kristine!

  13. Bariatric Eating
    October 18, 2019 at 3:49 am
    Reply

    When we travel, sometimes we are not aware of the food we are eating for a day most especially if you love to try new cuisine. It’s great to stumble upon here, Carmen. And Great shot by the way.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Yes it’s so hard to overlook your eating habits on vacation!

  14. Rashed Siam
    August 6, 2020 at 1:49 pm
    Reply

    Hi Carmen. Thanks for such an informative topic. Maintaining healthiness and staying fit are really essential for a happy life indeed.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 7, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      Yes definitely essential!

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