Healthy and Safe Travels

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With the summer travel season just around the corner, we’d like to share some tips for staying healthy and safe as you embark on your adventures!

Travel Tips

  • If flying, wear compression socks to improve circulation and prevent blood clots.
  • Sleep is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy while traveling. Even taking a nap to break up the day will help you re-energize.
  • Eat balanced meals, including breakfast. Increase your intake of fruits and veggies. Tip: while traveling abroad, lean toward peel-able fruit to reduce the chance of bacteria.
  • Stay hydrated. Tip: Invest in a reusable filtered water bottle.
  • Walk as much as possible, but pace yourself and take breaks to stretch and rest.
  • Wash hands frequently. Use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not an option.
  • Take your vitamins, especially Vitamin C. Increase your intake of probiotics to support digestion. Magnesium supplements can help with insomnia, hydration, constipation, and muscle tightness.
  • Stay safe in the sun. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM, so staying out of direct sun or limiting time in the sun is advised. Even when it’s overcast, wear sunscreen and be sure to reapply as directed. This higher the SPF, the higher the protection. Sunglasses and/or a hat can help protect your eyes, and insect repellant can help prevent bites.
  • If you’re traveling abroad, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for health notices and travel vaccination guidelines. For safety, the US State Department provides information about current safety concerns, location of embassy and consular offices, and other localized information about your destination.

The team at Capital Women’s Care wishes you a wonderful summer and safe travels!

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