How To Take Care Of Yourself When Travelling | AD

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Sometimes when you’re out and about exploring it’s very easy to forget some of the essentials you should be doing on a daily basis. Not matter where you are travelling in the world, your well-being should be the number one priority. If you don’t you may end up having to visit a poor-quality hospital, which could increase the chances of medical negligence occurring! There’s nothing worse than travelling and exploring when you’re a bit under the weather.

How To Take Care Of Yourself When Travelling

Here are a few pointers to help you on your way.

1. Moisturise daily

Skincare is normally one of the first things that goes out the window when you’re travelling. You need to ensure that you treat your skin with the care it requires. You’re going to be going through different countries with a changing climate which will affect your skin. You need to ensure that you have the creams available so that your skin stays hydrated and healthy, especially if you have dry irritable skin, it only takes a few seconds to moisturise.

2. Eat healthy

We know how hard this can be, especially when you’re travelling because you really want to treat yourself and divulge in the delicious local food on offer. Typically, though these foods are jammed packed with fats and carbs and lacking in the essential vitamins and minerals your body requires. we get it that you don’t travel somewhere in the world to get food you can get back home, you go for the local foods, but it is important to ensure that you keep your diet as balanced as possible.

3. Drink water

The number of sugary drinks you have whilst you’re on your travel will be a lot more than you think, so it’s absolutely imperative that you get the water you and your body need on a consistent basis. Remember your average body water percentage is around 45%-65% for men and women so it needs to be topped up! Just ensure that you stay hydrated with the right drinks.

4. Walk around as much as possible

The best way to see a city/town/village is on foot, you get to see the best of anywhere by walking around. Not only that but the health advantages walking or cycling offers is by far better than driving or public transport.

5. Spend as much time as you can outdoors

Sunshine is great. It provides vitamin D and also makes you feel much more upbeat and positive. When you travel you should try and spend as much time as possible outdoors in the sunlight so you’re topping up your tan whilst doing something that you want to do!

6. Sleep as much as you can

You’ll want to do as much as possible in the timeframe you’re given, but you can’t forget about the importance of sleep. When you sleep you’ll be recharging your batteries toe ensure that you’re in the right frame of mind, which when you’re travelling is important. Always prioritise getting a decent amount of sleep, no matter how excited you are about your travels, you’ll enjoy it so much more with the right amount of sleep.

By following each of these areas, you’re going to ensure that your travels will be the best you’ve been on. You’re optimising yourself so you stay fit and healthy whilst enjoying another countries lifestyle and scenery. Happy travels!

How To Take Care Of Yourself When Travelling


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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