Tips For Staying Healthy on Vacation

Friday, May 10, 2013



Is there anything worse than getting sick when you're on vacation?  There's never a convenient time for you to get sick, but being sick when you're supposed to be enjoying your time off is absolutely awful.  There are some sicknesses that are unavoidable, but there are some things you can do to better your chances of staying fit and healthy when you're enjoying your luxury villas in Tuscany.

Research the Environment

It isn't wise to go to a foreign country without being familiar with your surroundings, and if you want to stay healthy you should do a little research on what it's like where you're staying.  If you have allergies see if you're staying in an area that has high pollen counts.  If you tend to have joint problems that flare up when it's wet outside, check to see if there's rainy weather heading your way.  You should also search for local shops to see if there's a nearby pharmacy you could visit to get medical supplies in case of an emergency. 

Contact Your Doctor

Before you travel anywhere you should make sure that you're in good health, and that's especially true for people who will be going to another country.  Make an appoint to see your doctor before you leave so they can assure you that you're in good health.  Your doctor may recommend immunizations you could be behind on, or they may be able to tell you about the common health problems that occur where you're traveling.

Take Care of Yourself

The best way to stay healthy when you're traveling abroad is to live a healthy lifestyle before you go and to continue your good habits when you're on your trip.  If you aren't already taking a daily vitamin, start taking one now so that you can enjoy their nutritional benefits.  Try to get around 7-8 hours of sleep each night for about a week before you leave, and try your best to stick to them when you're away.

Extra Tips:

-If you're planning on bringing medication (prescribed or over the counter) make sure that it's in its original packaging.  Loose pills, even if they're in a medicine caddy, could cause trouble at the airport or at customs.

-If you're planning on doing a lot of walking tours look for some orthotic shoe inserts for your footwear.  Even the healthiest person can get a little worn out after walking all day, and the extra support could help prevent some typical aches and pains.

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