Has your vacation been brought to an abrupt halt, due to illness? Vacation is the perfect opportunity to leave the stresses of work and your daily responsibilities behind and have some much needed down time. Taking time to rest and relax is actually very important to us functioning at optimal performance while we are at work. So, what happens when sickness threatens to destroy your trip? Use these practical tips to avoid getting sick on vacation and should you find yourself ill make the best of the situation.
Regularly Wash Your Hands
We use our hands to interact with so much of the worlds around us. Unfortunately, our hands also come into contact with a large amount of germs as well. Whether you touch a staircase railing, doorknob or shake somebody’s hand, there are numerous ways for us to come in contact with germs that can cause illness.
Maintain a Healthy Diet on Vacation
Although vacation is often seen as the time to let loose of strict diets and self-indulge, maintaining a balanced diet is key to keeping a strong immune system that can fight off illness.
Eating a diet that’s high in fruits and vegetables helps you get high amounts of fiber, vitamins and potassium in your body. This keeps you strong and healthy and reduces your chances of getting sick.
Disconnect From Your Daily Responsibilities
A huge aspect of trips is the opportunity to disconnect from your work and home responsibilities and just enjoy your travel destination and the company of those around you. Stepping away from responsibilities allows us to de-stress, which comes with health benefits of its own. Stress is not only bad for our mental health but our immune system as well and makes us more susceptible to colds.