Are you planning a getaway and/or family get-together this week? AAA estimates that just under 50 million people will still be hitting the road this week despite the pandemic. So to help you stay safe along the way, here is how to maintain health and wellness for holiday travelers. (Note: the CDC recommends staying home this year.)
Health and Wellness for Holiday Travelers
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Whether you are cramped in coach or packed in the car with the whole family, it is hard to sleep before or after your trip. Consider taking melatonin to help you sleep the night before. Melatonin is an over-the-counter supplement that will help you sleep without any harsh side effects.
If at all possible, drive to your destination. Avoid the crowds gathered at the airports and keep you and your loved ones safe.
Wear a Comfortable Mask
If you must fly, it is super important to wear a mask that is comfortable and breathable. You will be required to wear it for the entirety of your flight and time at the airport.
Pack a Mini First Aid Kit
No matter where the road takes you this holiday season, it is important to stay prepared. Pack a small medical kit with vitamins, acetaminophen, Pepto, antacids, and any other medical supplies you might need. Trust me you will be thankful to have an emergency kit handy.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
It is recommended that you drink eight to ten glasses of water a day. You have a long couple of days ahead, and drinking water is crucial to staying healthy during your journey. Water will help to maintain the functions of your body’s system including your brain, heart, and muscles.
Wash Your Hands
I know your niece/nephew is sweet and adorable but he/she is a breeding ground for germs, and while your siblings have built up an immunity, you have not. You do want to minimize your risk of needing to quarantine. Whenever you have the chance, wash your hands or better yet pack a small bottle of hand sanitizer.
Healthy Travel Snacks
I know it is tempting to grab a bite to eat at the airport or on the road but consider packing a few healthy snacks. Instead of overindulging on a cheeseburger and fries try snacking on apple slices or bananas on your journey.
Take a Break
From your friends, at HealingRadius we wish you safe travels and use these tips to stay healthy and active during your holiday vacation and travels. If you need a break from the in-laws, consider finding a local massage therapist by searching here at HealingRadius. Type in your location and find therapists right in the local area based on client testimonials. You can even book and pay for your session in one convenient location.