It’s been an adventure. We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”
– Anthony Bourdain
There is no denying that the COVID’19 pandemic has defined a new normal for our lives and the way we travel. From now on, we will have to exercise extra caution to ensure our safety and the safety of the people we meet. Refer to the Healthy Travel Tips: Your Ultimate Checklist guide below to plan a safer journey amidst the pandemic for yourself and your family.
Pack the right clothing
The clothes you choose to travel in should be more than just comfortable. They should be able to protect your skin against direct contact with public surfaces. Copper wear is the ideal solution. These are anti-microbial copper formulations incorporated into fabrics, such as socks, masks, gloves, pajamas, etc. They are easily accessible online and are affordable too!
Sleep deprivation can ruin your entire travel experience. Crossing time-zones, carrying heavy luggage, and walking all day add excess stress to your physical and mental well-being. Make sure that you are well-rested. Sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours for optimal functioning.
Eat well and stay hydrated
Air travel can lead to dehydration due to lack of humidity in the cabin air. Drink 8 ounces of water every hour. Carry healthy snacks and a bottle of water everywhere. It is vital to slow down and listen to your body. A well-fueled immune system is your answer to overall health and the ability to fight off diseases while on the move.
Stretch it out
Sitting or sleeping in unhealthy postures during long journeys leads to painfully stiff joints and muscles. Take breaks to walk and lightly stretch yourself to increase blood flow. Gentle neck and shoulder rolls, back twists, quad, and leg stretch would work. Remember, self-care needs to be consistent, not rigorous.