While we are out on our epic adventure travelling the world, we can sometimes neglect our bodies and as a result become ill.
In order for us to remain “sickness free”, we must keep our immune system as strong as possible. Our travel plans can sometimes cause us a huge amount of stress.
The best defense you can have to prevent getting sick while travelling is to build up your immune system as best you can.
If we don’t get enough sleep, then the immune system naturally becomes weakened over time – leaving us susceptible to attack. We should be getting as close to a full 8 hours as we can each and every night.
We need a good supply of antioxidants inside us in order to help combat those cells that make us sick. The highest concentrations of antioxidants can be found in raisins, plums, strawberries, raspberries and a host of vegetables like onions, spinach and brussel sprouts.
Never drink unbottled water if you are travelling in countries where there is a lot of contamination. This can usually be the number 1 cause of tourists becoming ill at some point. We’ve all done it at some stage, but try not to drink water that isn’t bottled.
It’s vitally important to keep the blood glucose levels at the correct concentrations. This will prevent any spikes in sugars -which can lead to diabetes.
Staying as hydrated as possible is another simple method to keep yourself healthy while travelling. Consuming large amounts of caffeine will only serve to slowly dehydrate you over time. This is even more apparent in hot climates, where you will already be more dehydrated than you think. Again, like mentioned before – never drink unbottled water. If you can’t help doing this, then boil the water first.
Keeping your energy levels up is going to go a long way to help to fight off any sickness attacks. By exercising as frequently as you can, you will be able to keep in peak condition throughout your journey. If you are staying in hotels or hostels, try and book ones that have some sort of gym available. This will make it much easier for you to train, rather than having to go elsewhere to find one.
Lastly, make sure you have all your vaccinations gotten prior to leaving for your travels. Vaccinations will protect you against a plethora of diseases and infections that you could easily contract in foreign countries. In countries where mosquitos are present, make sure to sleep with a net around you.
Following these short tips will help see you illness free while you enjoy your adventures on the road.