The holidays are right around the corner which means friends, family, and a lot of traveling. In fact, AAA estimated that more than 103 million people traveled last year for the holidays which was a record number of travelers. Whether you are traveling by train, plane, or automobile, the toll traveling takes on your body can be huge.
Traveling healthily is important so that you can enjoy your holiday season and avoid any long-term effects from your trip. There are several health-conscious steps you can take when traveling this holiday season.
First, pack plenty of healthy snacks and water. Two of the biggest mistakes people make when traveling is eating poorly and not staying hydrated. By bring a healthy snack like a granola bar with you, you’ll be able to curb your hunger and avoid eating too unhealthy while traveling. Additionally, drinking plenty of water is a great way to keep your immune system running smoothly so that you can fight off any dangerous germs you encounter.
Second, pack hand sanitizers and wet wipes. When you travel, it’s impossible to know the health of others around you. Preparing yourself with alcohol-based hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes are great ways to reduce the bacteria that causes flu and cold viruses.
Think you’re ready to travel healthily this holiday season? Take the quiz below from Health IQ to test your knowledge.