Nothing spoils holiday travels like feeling under the weather. Being hit with an immune challenge can make you want to crawl into bed. Try these six tried-and-true tricks for keeping your whole family happy and healthy during your travel this holiday season.
Wash your hands
When you travel, you come into close contact with a lot of people in crowded conditions—and you touch what they’ve touched. Frequent hand washing is one of the most important things you can do to stay well.
Get your sleep
Travelling across time zones or staying in a house full of noisy relatives can make it hard to get a good night’s sleep. But being short on sleep can wear you down quickly. Catch a nap if you’re not getting enough sleep at night.
Make sure to move
Exercise is an immune booster! If you’re staying at a hotel, take advantage of the pool or gym area. If you’re at a relative’s house, suggest a game (such as football) or a walk around the neighbourhood.
Go easy on the sweets
Sugar depresses the immune system, leaving you vulnerable to whatever’s going around. You don’t need to abstain entirely if it wouldn’t feel like the holidays without a slice of pumpkin pie, though. Moderation is the key.
Eat foods high in vitamin C
Most fruits and vegetables are good sources of the immune-supporting super-nutrient vitamin C, so if you feel inclined to take seconds of something at a holiday dinner, the cranberry sauce is your best bet.
Make an immune-boosting travel kit
You don’t want to be without your trusty supplements when you travel, so bring them with you! Everyone in the family can benefit from Echinacea, Elderberry, liquorice which is excellent source of vitamin C. Our immune system supports Omega 3 so I prefer to bring Flora’s Udo’s Oil Blend Omega 3+6+9 with me every time I travel.