How to Stay Healthy on the Road – 8 Things Must Avoid
If you are a fan of travelling, then I’m sure illnesses and diseases while travelling is the last thing that you would want to happen to you while you’re out on your outing. The fact that you are visiting a new country means that there are a variety of complications that your body may not be accustomed to and thus you may easily fall sick. However, there are some things that you could avoid to help reduce the chances of not falling sick. Here are some of the Don’ts that you should consider.
Avoid mosquitoes at all costs.
While travelling to countries that are mosquito infested, make sure that you use a mosquito net. This is because mosquito bites are the major causes of diseases like malaria and yellow fever depending on the breed. These are diseases that could highly incapacitate you or even lead to death. Make sure your accommodation comes with a mosquito net to avoid the killer insects.
Keep away from fast foods and unhygienic food joints.
Food is among the things that we can’t do without. However, it could also be among those that could put our health at risk. Travelling means that you are not aware of what they cook or how they cook it. It is advisable to eat cuisines that you are familiar with or eat at reputable hotels. This will guarantee you the best hygiene while preparing the food you eat thus even if you don’t know what it is you are guaranteed you are eating clean and high standard food that will not cut your visit short.
Never take water from a tap or from unusual places.
Different countries have different standards of hygiene. If not that for one reason or another, the water maybe contaminated on the day that you opt to drink from a tap or ask for water from a random place. It is safer to carry your own water supply or buy mineral water. Diseases like cholera and typhoid are commonly caused by taking unclean water and you want to avoid these two at all costs.
Avoid the mid-day sun.
As much as sun is good, the good sun is that of the morning. After that, the sun becomes too hot and is unsafe for your skin and eyes. Excess exposure to the sun could cause sun burns, dehydration and heat stroke. Get your daily dose of Vitamin D from the morning sun it is not hostile and it is also rich in this element.
Avoid buying medications or a first aid kit in the country you are touring.
When travelling make sure you have sufficient medication and a first aid kit in case of emergencies. Preferably, carry this from your home country. That way you carry supplies that your body is used to. Desist from buying local medication since your body might not be used to them, they could cause a reaction or even some adverse side effects unless it is a drug that you are conversant with.
Avoid missing vaccinations.
Always make sure you research about the country you are going to visit and what vaccinations you might need to take. This is key and keeping you healthy once you are there. Never take this lightly or miss your shot because you think you might not contract the disease. After all better safe than sorry.
High altitudes are not a good idea.
You should know that the higher you go, the more oxygen your body demands. Also the pressure reduces and if you don’t know when to stop the results could be catastrophic to your health and also to you in person. If you are planning to go for a hike then you need to train sufficiently before your escapade to make sure that your body is ready for the ordeal.
Keep it clean and responsible with sex.
Mixing business with pleasure or even pleasure with more pleasure is a common scenario. Especially so with the indigenous women on your throat to take them out it is hard to resist. However, make every effort to make sure that this is done in the safest way possible. The last thing you want is to contract something that even you can’t explain. Have a sufficient supply of condoms preferably from a hospital not from just any vendor as they could be defective.
The last thing you want to avoid is leave anything behind or carry too much and end up never using some of them. You need to pack smart so that you carry the least but most efficient luggage. To do this, start by making a list of what you need then spread all you’ll need to carry on the floor and pick each at a time and see if you really need it. Research about your destination. This will help you know what is most necessary to carry and narrow down on the type of clothing you will need. Always pack with the best case scenario in mind and finally limit yourself to the least number of bags or suitcases to carry preferably one should be enough. Now you already but make sure you don’t leave your house open either. Remember. stay safe while you travel.
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