How To Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Ill During Your Summer Holiday
Going on holiday is such an exciting time; you’ve saved your money and paid off the balance, you’ve worked hard to get there and now you get to jet away, lounge around in the sun and enjoying a well-deserved break from the pressures and hassle of real life.
What you don’t want, though, is to get ill during your holiday and find yourself confined to the four walls of your apartment or hotel room. Here’s a few tips to stay healthy during your holiday so that you can make the most of your time away and avoid missing out on a single thing…
Don’t be afraid of vitamins
You can include daily vitamins in your suitcase, or even purchase them at your holiday destination, and we’d always recommend to do so. Vitamins help to improve various aspects of your body, whilst also boosting your immune system and helping to fight off / keep at bay illnesses and infections.
Don’t locate the closest McDonalds as soon as your plane lands in order to live on burger and fries for the duration of your holiday. One of the best parts about going on holiday is indulging in the local cuisine and discovering new foods that you never knew you liked. A lot of the time the food available to you is much cleaner and healthier for you than the local burger joint; plus, living off takeaway dishes and junk food really isn’t good for your immune system. If you are going to eat badly in the evenings, at least try to eat some fruit and vegetables during the day.
Be careful what you eat
Following on from the above point, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out if the food is OK to eat or not. Yes, you’re outside of your own country and comfort zone, and everywhere provides different meals and cuisines, but you know what undercooked chicken looks like, you know if some food just doesn’t smell quite right, and sometimes it can be clear if the food has passed its use-by-date. We admit, it’s not possible to know this all of the time, there’s always a small amount of risk involved, but for the most part you’ll know you’ll know what to stay away from.
Stick to bottled water
It’s OK to drink tap water in many countries outside of the UK, but is it really worth the risk? We’re not saying the water is necessarily dirty or unsanitary, but it’s always the safer bet to go to the local shops (or in resort bar) and purchase yourself a bottle of still or sparkling water, than reach for the tap. Plus, tap water is known to contain more chemicals than bottled water anyway, even here in the UK.
Stay away from the sick
Well, it goes without saying really that if someone’s ill, steer clear of them. You may want to play nurse and look after them, keep them company, but you’ll only be exposing yourself if what they have is contagious. If it’s not, give them a little support, but you’re still better off outside enjoying the sunshine and making the most of the holiday.
Found in Health Awareness