When planning a fun vacation the last thing you want is to spend it sick in bed once you arrive. Taking the proper precautions when traveling especially with children can prevent a germ-infested trip that can take time away from fun activities and relaxation. Now, we know avoiding all germs is impossible but protecting yourself and your family from getting sick is feasible. These are 3 simple steps to take every time you travel to avoid the germ monster!
- Hand Check – Washing your hands is key to keeping pesty germs and infections away from getting you sick. Airports are a breeding ground for all kinds of germs due to the heavy foot traffic. It’s important to wash hands every time you touch a surface, go to the restroom, and even after eating. A pro tip is to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer for those moments you do not have access to soap and water.
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate… and then Hydrate some more – Although washing your hands is very important in keeping germs away, it is equally important to ensure you are hydrating yourself when traveling. No matter the amount of time your flight is, traveling can cause dehydration and dryness. Water helps to wash germs and viruses out of your immune system and keeps the body hydrated. Maintaining your overall health when traveling is going to be your biggest asset when combating germs. A pro tip is to keep an allergy pill, ibuprofen, and Emergen-C packets to add an extra barrier of protection if needed. Nipping any flu-like symptoms you may have ahead of time can help fight off any illness you may be developing.
- Allowing yourself to rest – Sleep is vital when traveling to ensure you are fully alert and active throughout your travels and your body is fully prepared for your trip. You want to make sure you are fully present when on vacation and if you are skimping out on sleep at the beginning of your trip, it is more than likely that it will continue for the duration of your stay. To ensure you are receiving an adequate amount of sleep, remember to pack your favorite travel blanket, a comfortable pillow, and if you need a little extra help, downloading a meditation playlist can ease you into a nice slumber.
Maintaining clean hygiene, making sure you are hydrated and are receiving ample amounts of sleep are just a few ways on how to combat the germ monster when traveling. Stress can cause your body to weaken and allow easier access for germs and infections to attack your immune system. When traveling there is a lot of planning that goes into ensuring your trip is perfect. One major detail is securing transportation to and from the airport. Luckily, we have a solution. GO with us to ensure reliable transportation and minimize stress!