Supporting Your Immunity While Travelling: Here’s How To Avoid Falling Sick

by Tania Tarafdar
Supporting Your Immunity While Travelling: Here’s How To Avoid Falling Sick

You must have heard it thousands of time – wash your hands often, eat healthily and get a good night’s sleep when you travel. But the fact is, no amount of handwashing can help you avoid the germs on public transportation. Since we are in the middle of a pandemic, it is more important to ensure that our immunity is at at the top of its game. Here are all the tips you need in your arsenal before you board your next train, plane or bus. Read on:

1. Carry A Pack Of Disinfectant Wipes Everywhere You Go

Although aircraft, buses and trains are being thoroughly sanitised now, you don’t know who sat in the seat before you did. You don’t know whether they sneezed on the armrest. Therefore, always bring a travel-size pack of disinfecting wipes so you can quickly wipe the armrests, seat belt buckle and the tray table. Trust us. Your effort can be worth it for the peace of mind alone. This European Airport Becomes First To Get A 5-Star Rating For Following Covid-19 Safety Protocols.

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2. Load Up On Probiotics

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract can have an enormous impact on the immune system? Several studies have shown that probiotics can help boost your immune response. Therefore, before you leave on a trip, it can be a great idea to start taking quality probiotic. You can even pack some probiotics in your carry-on, the ones that don’t need to be refrigerated. Here are 5 Delicious Juices That Will Boost Your Immunity During Lockdown.

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3. Stay Well Hydrated

Your immune system can function way better when it is hydrated. Pay special attention to your water intake when you’re flying. Aeroplanes can get notoriously dehydrated due to the recirculated air. Carry a reusable water bottle that you can refill at every airport, rest stop, or hotel. You would also want to bring your own tea, or coffee on the aeroplane as flight attendants often say that the ice machines and onboard water never get thoroughly cleaned.

4. Chew On Vitamin C Gummies

Vitamin C is the first line of defence in supporting our immune system. So make sure that you get plenty of the nutrient in your food and supplements before your next trip. During travel, you can chew on some vitamin C gummies and enjoy their zingy flavour. Just be sure that the gummies do not include high fructose corn syrup, gelatin, or artificial colours of any kind. Practice Yoga, Eat Chyawanprash & Walk Daily; Health Ministry Directs Recovered COVID Patients.

5. Ditch Junk Food For Salads

Just because you are on the go, doesn’t mean you should dump your healthy eating habits out the window. With almost every meal, try to eat fresh vegetables and fruits. Even if eating healthy means scouring the airport for an eatery selling apples or packing your own healthy lunch, do that. All the vitamins and minerals are necessary to keep your body in tip-top shape.

6. Get As Much Shut Eye As You Can

Indeed, you may not be able to get as much sleep as you would like during travel, but missing out on sleep can compromise your immune health. You might not be able to get a full night of sleep on a flight or busy work trip, but always try to catch a few more zzz’s. For help, bring an eye mask, cosy blanket or scarf and earplugs so you can get as much shut-eye as possible. Even four hours of sleep is better than none. Study Reveals Indians Are Second Most Sleep-Deprived And Least Active In The World.

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7. Avoid Being A Couch Potato

Some quick yoga stretches can do wonders for your stiff neck and aching feet, and also your mental state. So, start your day with a short yoga flow in your hotel room and find time to walk around after lunch. Even get up mid-flight to make a loop up and down the aisles of the plane.

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In the end, do not forget to wear a mask. It’s an absolute must during these times to avoid falling sick.