Flu season is about to peak and more and more states across the country have been reporting some of the highest flu levels they have seen. Taking care of yourself daily in order to avoid flus and viruses is important, and it maybe even more important to protect yourself if you are planning on taking a trip during these risky months. With close quarters, low humidity, and shared air, it can seem almost impossible to avoid getting sick while traveling. You can, however, take certain precautions to ensure the chances you and your travel companions make it through your trip without feeling run down – here are a few tips how!
- Get vaccinated.
One of the best prevention methods is of course, to get the flu vaccination. If you receive the vaccine at least two weeks before you plan to travel, your chances of becoming sick will drastically decrease.
- Stay hydrated.
Drinking plenty of water throughout your trip is one of the most important things to do. Your body will be able to easily flush out your system and help keep you in the healthiest state as possible.
- Keep your hands clean.
This may seem obvious, but it is extremely important to wash your hands much more frequently while traveling. Keep a travel size hand sanitizer readily available so you can sanitize your hands whenever you come in contact with any part of the plane or airport.
- Disinfect “your area”.
Carry a package of disinfecting wipes to wash down the surfaces you can’t avoid touching while traveling. Make sure to disinfect the seat in front of you, the armrests, and tray tables because germs from previous infected passengers from hours earlier can still effect you.
- Be good to your body.
While is it important to indulge here and there while on vacation, it is important not to over eat unhealthy foods, drink too many alcoholic beverages, and to get enough sleep in order to keep your immune system as strong as possible. It is also important to try and incorporate enough physical activity into your trip which will also keep your body fighting off any sickness.
Try your best to stay healthy! Do you have any tips to avoiding the flu while traveling? Let us know!