I recently went to Texas this past weekend and I learned a lot on the short trip down there. Texas is filled with friendly, kind people and the food is equally as amazing. I was only there for a weekend and I became ill after the trip. I realized I could have done a few things different to prevent getting sick. Whether you are jetting off to your dream vacation or going for a short business trip these tips will help you keep you immune system up and prevent any sickness from occurring.
Vitamins are essential to keeping your immune system strong. A daily multi vitamin is necessary to keep your body healthy. I would continue to take your daily multi-vitamin before you leave and trip. Along with your usual daily vitamin I highly suggest taking Emergen-C or Airborne right before your flight. This will ensure any germs that you come across at the airport and on the plane will not affect you. I like to mix in the orange flavored Emergen-C in my water bottle when the water is only a quarter of the way full. This is just so I can drink the Emergen-C faster and believe me it really helps!
Once I go onto the airplane, I make sure to wipe down EVERYTHING with a Clorox or antibacterial wipe. Wipe down everything from the tray tables, buttons, arms to your chair and seat belt. Anything you will come in contact with should be disinfectant so no other germs can come into contact with you.
It is also always a good idea to bring a travel size antibacterial gel for your hands. I love Honest Company’s hand sanitizer because it smells so good and isn’t drying to the hands!
Planes always get cold and sometimes too cold which can break down your immune system and cause a cold. I like to bring a big scarf on top of a cozy jacket to keep my neck and head warm. Usually there is a draft over head, so scarf, hood or hat will be able to keep your head as warm as possible during your flight. If you are feeling like there is a possibility you will get sick, you can also use the scarf to protect your nose and mouth from inhaling any germs.
Staying hydrated is very important. Your body is made up of about 60% water and staying in a small confined space with recycled air is not good for the body. Water will keep your body hydrated and get rid of any toxins in the body. So grab a bottle and fill it up!
I hope these tips help you fight off any germs that you can come in contact with while traveling. These tips can be used no matter what form of transportation you decide to go on. Comment below and let me know if any of these tips work for you or if you have any other tips you’d like to share. I’d love to know!