Saturday, August 16, 2014

Travelers: Healthy Tips


We've read about the Ebola outbreak in Africa. While you might not be planning a trip to Africa, you still want to stay healthy when you travel. Here are some things to think about.

Prior to planning your trip, check the CDC website for information on vaccines and health alerts at your destination. You would need to visit your physician at least four to six weeks prior to leaving for some vaccines and medicine.

Give you immune system a boost with exercising, plenty of rest, and vitamins before you leave. No sense in starting out tired and run down. Try to get enough or more than enough sleep the night before your flight.

If you're taking snacks, take healthy ones.

Stay hydrated. Airplane air is dry...drink lots of water. Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol...try!

Wash your hands frequently.

If you're not feeling well when you return home, see your physician immediately. Be sure to tall them where you have been on your travels. It may be nothing more than jet lag...but don't leave that to chance.


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