If you’re a student going on a spring break trip or are just heading on vacation, it’s essential to keep yourself healthy during your travels. Travel can be stressful, but there are a few easy fixes for all your travel woes. Whether you go on a cruise, take a plane, or are going on a road trip, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to fight travel stress, dehydration, sunburns, or anything else that comes up.
You’re supposed to be on vacation, but the stress of travel can take a toll. When traveling, consider bringing things that bring you peace. Listening to your favorite song or some dance music on the airplane during the stress of takeoff and landing can help. Chewing peppermint gum is another excellent way to reduce stress on flights. However you travel, getting up to stretch every couple of hours on your trip can be helpful, too! If you get overwhelmed with any negative emotion, be it stress, anger, or frustration at any point during your vacation, pause to take a few deep breaths. Before you yell at your gate agent, get frustrated in the car, or say something you might regret, stop to breathe and think about how it might impact the other person.
Keeping a glass of water at your side can help fight off stress, make your skin stay clear, and might help prevent those hangovers, all of which are ideal on vacations. With a cute water bottle, you can encourage yourself to drink water on the trip. You don’t have to buy an entirely new water bottle either– you can cover it with stickers, write on it, or tie ribbons around it to dress it up. Are you worried about taking water on an airplane? Freeze your water bottle or carry an empty water bottle with you on the aircraft. You can fill it up once you pass security!
Carry Healthy Snacks
Instead of reaching for snacks, airplane food, or alcohol on your trip, carry some healthy snacks! Carrying some fruit, nuts, or other snacks is a great way to stay healthy and happy. Chips and other salty snacks can make you bloated and unhappy, and sweet snacks can cause your blood sugar to spike and make your emotions volatile, so avoid both of them. Skip these snacks in favor of some beef jerky, fruit, nuts, or dried nuts. Even a small granola bar is a healthy addition to your carry-on bag. Be forewarned, though–some fruits and nuts won’t be able to go through customs, so be sure to eat any fruits and nuts before you head to any other country.
Bring Your Medications
This rip might seem like a given, but make sure to bring your medicine with you! Missing prescription medication, traveling without your non-prescription medicines like Advil, and not bringing your vitamins with you can mean a big deal for your health. Be sure to stash them in your travel bag! Taking your medications out of your carry-on when you go through security on a cruise ship or airplane isn’t always a requirement but can make your life easier either way.
Pack for the Weather
While you might always think about shorts for vacations, sometimes you need to bring a snow jacket. Packing for the weather can help you avoid any weather-related illnesses or injuries, like frostbite, sunburns, and other ailments. While you can buy new clothes at your destination, avoid the hassle and pack for the weather in the first place.
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