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Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

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Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

For many people the holiday season is prime travel season. Whether you're traveling to the next state or overseas, you can make your time away from home healthier and more enjoyable by following a few simple steps.

1. Get Sufficient Sleep
Crossing time zones, walking long distances through airports, waiting in line and carrying luggage, traveling can be grueling. Make getting a good nights sleep a priority. Most healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.

2. Eat Breakfast
Skipping breakfast can leave you feeling tired and less alert. Always start the day with at least a light breakfast, such as a bagel and glass of juice.

3. Stay Hydrated
Make it habit to carry a bottle of water when traveling. Eating fruit is also a great way to stay hydrated. Alcohol and caffeine can leave you dehydrated and also affect your quality of sleep, so they should be enjoyed in moderation.

4. Use Hand Sanitizer
By using wipes and hand sanitizer you'll prevent the spread of germs and bacteria from your hands. Use alcohol-based sanitizer before eating and after coming in contact with doors, railings, etc.

5. Get Vaccinated
Being up to date on vaccinations is especially important when traveling abroad. Check with your doctor, they will tell you which shots you need based on your destination. Because they take time to protect your immune system, it's important to plan ahead and visit the doctor at least a month before traveling.

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