Getting sick, is probably the most frustrating thing encountered during travel. Being sick in an unfamiliar environment can make you feel helpless and will even ruin your well-prepared vacation. Therefore, it is very necessary to stay healthy on the road.
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The free beer and wine on the beverage cart will always look particularly tempting during a long journey for they seem to save you from boredom and exhaustion for a while. In fact, alcohol lowers your immune system and makes you more vulnerable to viruses. Drinking a glass of water or tea instead of alcohol is a better choice for your travelling.
During travel, the increase of stress (such as getting lost) and walking exercise make your body produce more calories, which requires you to drink more water to ensure the normal functioning of your body and avoid the threat of dehydration.
(Tip: Make sure you have more fluid than you sweat and don’t drink alcohol.)
Whether after taking public transportation, going to a public restroom or before eating, make sure you wash your hands carefully with hand sanitizer. You know, viruses and bacteria are everywhere.
If you have no idea about local cuisine, or do not know what you want to eat, you are likely to subconsciously choose fast food restaurants, such as KFC and McDonald's, even if they are not good for your health. If possible, choose a restaurant that frequented visited by locals which will always provide safe and delicious food for you although you may take some time to wait.
(Tip: Do not eat any fruits and vegetables that has not been cleaned and do not try anything that does not look fresh.)
Preparing emergency medicines in advance is an indispensable step before traveling. Compared to buying new-brand drugs in unfamiliar places, using trusted drugs you are familiar with will give you much more sense of security. It is vital to put disinfectants, painkillers and band-aids in your small first-aid kit.
(Tip: If you have sensitive skin, don't forget to bring sunscreen.)
No one knows your body better than you so learn to listen to body sounds during travel, such as "I'm thirsty." "I'm tired." "I can't stand the smell of these foods."
Don't force yourself at any time, you should remember that the most important thing about travel is fun and enjoyment.