4 Travel Related Health Hacks

19 July  |  Listicles

The worst thing that can happen when you are travelling is an illness. Sometimes you are brought down by a bug, and there is no other option but to recuperate with rest and medication. However, there are certain common health issues that tend to pop up during travel, which can be dealt with more swiftly.

  1. Motion Sickness

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Motion sickness is something that can afflict even the most hardened travellers. Luckily there are enough over-the-counter drugs that will alleviate the symptoms and prevent the scenic journey up the hills from turning into a nauseating nightmare. Tilting the head to one side is also known to reduce the feeling of motion sickness. Eat some ginger, which is a good and healthy preventive measure against the feeling of nausea. Eat a few olives when the feeling of nausea starts, the tannins help in reducing the saliva levels.

Make sure your eyes are relaxed and do not read or text in a moving car. Keep the smartphone away for a while and stare at the horizon instead for a stabilising view and good long stretch of the eye muscles.

  1. Upset Stomach

Travelling with an upset stomach is probably right up there with death on the list of things we do not want to happen. Sadly, however, one odd fresh salad or a tiny microbe in a glass of water can trigger what many be termed rather straightforwardly as – Travelers’ Diarrhea. The best way to handle it is easily available medication and foods like bananas and biscuits. Keep yourself hydrated when you are suffering from an upset tummy.

  1. Dehydration

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This one sounds pretty simple. If you are dehydrated, pump in some water into that system. However, for a quicker response from your body, it helps to add some ORS or oral rehydration salts in the water, readily available in any medicine shop and store. Cucumbers and watermelon are some of the best hydrating foods. Go easy on the alcohol when you feel dehydrated, it will just make it worse.

  1. Muscle Pain/Cramps

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Sometimes, travelling can include long hours of inactivity. Post long rides or flights, a lot of travellers face muscular discomfort, especially around the core and back region and joints of the knees. The best way to prevent muscle pains is to have a bit of movement punctuating your dormant state. There are many stretching exercises that can be performed in the confines of a seat. It helps to stand up for a while too. During road trips, it is good to take rest stops. Get out in the open and try out basic stretching techniques. Carry a travel pillow around, so you don’t doze off in an awkward position and wake up with a stiff and unbearably painful neck.

Travelling is one of the most fulfilling experiences of life. At the same time though, it is a time when we need to take extra care of our health and watch what we eat or drink. Be prudent and observant of the conditions around you and always keep in mind the basic things you can do to avoid illness while on the road.

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