Why You Should Be Health Concious as a Regular Traveller

March 4, 2020

Sometimes, we can all take out health for granted. But for those of us who get itchy feet and spend a lot of time away travelling, it is really important that not only do you make sure you are in good health, but can also recognise the signs of change so you know when something isn't quite right.
The last thing you want is for an unexpected health issue to arise and scupper your next travel plans.
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Regular Check-Ups
This is probably the easiest way to identify any issues. Making sure you are staying on top of any health concerns as and when recommended by your doctor is essential. As well as giving you the all-clear, you can also quickly identify any new or potential changes that could affect your health.This is especially important when visiting foreign countries as you could come into contact with conditions that may not be as frequently seen in the US.This also goes for visiting the optician, dentist and audiologist too. 
Become Health Literate.
Being health literate is knowing exactly what information is available, what it means and what is accessible and how. It can be confusing when you are ill to know what to do for the best and who to contact. Accessing the free health literacy community is a great way to find out all the information you feel you will need to stay in control of your health and be aware of what you need to know when it comes to certain aspects of your health and getting treatment.
Eat Well.
A poor diet can have many consequences for your body. Mostly how tired and sluggish you feel when you don't eat enough of your 5 a day. Everything in moderation is key but making sure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function as it should.Drinking plenty of water is essential too. Water is key to help us maintain a healthy body and keeping adequately hydrated should be a priority at all times, not just when travelling.The best tip for drinking enough is to drink little and often. You need around 2 litres per day depending on your activity levels and the heat of the country you are in. Once you become thirsty, you will already be dehydrated so avoid this and drink frequently throughout the day.
If you are all about exploring the countries you visit and seeing as much of the world as possible, you need to be in a relatively good physical condition. Making sure you exercise regularly, even if you just take long walks, is so important. Keeping yourself physically fit will help you ward off any physical ailments you could experience if you go from a sedentary lifestyle to a fairly active one quickly.
So join a gym, start working out at home, walking, dancing, whatever works for you look at integrating this into your lifestyle to keep physically fit all year round,
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