“To travel is to evolve” is a Pierre Bernardo quote. Traveling brings to the surface our hidden desires to explore the greater part of the world. Any globetrotter would consider robustness in his muscles along with a pertinent state of health imperative for a long-lasting journey experience. With high doses of glucose revitalizing the energy reserves in your body, you become an unstoppable traveler!
So, how to contribute to the vital functioning of your health while sitting in an alien land? Well, the answer is not so difficult to comprehend. To provide you with a pre-eminent jubilation of health during your exhilarating sojourn some key-points have been highlighted below. They will ensure that you remain physically steady every time you are driven by your conscious to travel beyond boundaries!
1. Invest Your Time in Deep Research
Every place may have its own undisclosed hazards which need to be thoroughly studied before planning your travel to that place.
Getting a detailed note about your tourist destination may put you in a good position later. You should make your brain flexible about some relevant questions as:-
- What are the climatic conditions of the place? Will I be more vulnerable to heat strokes or hypothermia at the place?
- What kind of diseases can be easily transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes and unhygienic conditions?
- Do I face threats from species of animals inhabiting the place? What are the ways to escape in such situations?
- Which cuisines of the place are extremely good for travelers?
Pro Tip – You can be guided by a well-known travel blogger about the prevailing health conditions of the destination you intend to visit. Comment questions on his blog for quick responses.
2. First Aid Kit is a Must
If you are looking for physical safety in an unknown place, then trust your first aid kit, first!
A well-equipped first aid kit is a barrier that can block many ill-fated happenings during your travel. But, the real art is hidden in knowing what to put inside your emergency kit. You can begin with:-
- Medications for Traveler’s Diarrhea(TD) and vomiting
- Pain relieving ointments
- Hand sanitizer
- Bandages for injuries and aloe gel for cases of sunburn
- Antacid tablets for indigestion
- Antiseptic liquids
3. Nurture Your Body Cells by Keeping Them Hydrated
The threat of making your body cells thirsty during travel is still a major problem!
Water being the indispensable part of the blood must be replenished from time to time for better health outcomes. If you experience one or more of the following symptoms during your travel, then get alarmed.
- Dry skin
- Less urine production
- Constantly thirsty
Preventing alcohol consumption is a very reliable way to provide the body with healing layers of moisture. Also, Gastrolyte sachets have been invented for the purpose of providing immediate relief from dehydration. You can carry them along with you for ameliorating the fluid accumulation inside the body.
4. Grasp Enriching Foods From the Menu
If the flame of doubt burns deep inside as to whether the food item has not been properly boiled or cooked, then avoid it!
While eating heavy meals during your travel can put your stomach in a pathetic state, there are also innumerable chances of falling into the trap of illnesses like diarrhea and dehydration. Therefore, it is essential to select food items that serve you in a healthy manner in a particular place.
For example:- Getting nutritious bites of salads in a hot region climate can keep you in a safer zone. Moreover, eating healthier and copious meals accurately balanced with fat, protein, and carbohydrate contents can act as stress busters during the travel.
Pro Tip – It is always better to eat at eateries brimming with the local population. This directly points out to the authenticity and quality of the food being served there.
The need of the hour is to maintain personal well-being by adopting correct methods relating to nourishment intake and hygiene. Every little contribution made towards health at the time of normal work routine or intoxicating travel can elevate your opportunities for a longer survival in life, unquestioningly.
Sonali Sharma belongs to Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters in Environmental Studies from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She works for the Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan. She is also a published poet, story writer, and a freelance writer. Her works have appeared on online sites “Indian Periodical”, “Poetry Magazine”,“Indus Woman Writing”, “Psychside”, “Newsonline.media”. She is the co-author of anthologies “Woods of Rame”, “Whispers of Heart”, “Shadows of Soul”, “Fervour”, and “Shades of Ink”.