1. Check what vaccinations are necessary
2. Visit a GP before your trip
3. Compose a small first aid kit
Surgical gloves Sterile wipes Antiseptic Plasters (band aids) A small bandage Blunted scissors Pain relievers Anti-diarrhoea medicine Anti-nausea medicine Decongestants Lozenges Eye drops Aloe vera gel
4. Pack supplements
A few strategic supplements can really help to protect your health when you travel.
A probiotic. Flying upsets digestion, as can eating lots of unusual foods. Vitamin B complex. This is great in helping you to adjust to the new time zone and giving you energy. Take it mornings. Vitamin D. This is a good idea if you're headed somewhere wintry where you're unlikely to get enough sunshine. Vitamin D is fantastic for supporting your immune system. Electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals that help your body to actually hold onto and use the water you consume. They come in many flavoured sachets that you can simply add to your drinking water. Magnesium. Magnesium is an electrolyte that helps you to enjoy deep sleep, and so is a great supplement to take on your travels! Consider taking one before a long-haul flight.
5. Set your intention to be healthy
Research foods and restaurants
Research exercise options
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Communicate your plans with your travel companions
6. Have a sleep strategy
7. Take precautions during flights and train rides
8. Drink plenty of clean water
9. Be careful what you eat and drink
Did you know that constipation is believed to affect around 40% of travellers?!
If you have allergies …
10. Be active every day
11. Get some sunshine every day
Try to get a little direct sun every day if you can – preferably first thing in the morning.
12. Protect your eyes, skin and lips
Protecting your eyes
Protecting your skin
Remember that the higher the elevation, the more intense the UV rays.
hat sunscreen layers
You should wear sunscreen every day of your life – not just on ‘outdoor days'.
In summary, the pro traveller's skincare kit includes a full-brim hat, high-SPF sunscreen, moisturising lotion, and a face mister.
Protecting your lips
A nifty product is an SPF balm that's designed for both the lips and the skin around the eyes.
13. Wash your hands frequently
Washing your hands is actually more about the rubbing action than the soap.