Traveling can wreck havoc on your immune system. With that in mind, The New York Times has compiled a list of four tips that should help you stay healthy on your next trip. Here they are:
- Be prepared. Make sure you have a supply of any basic medications you take often, as well as pain killers, anti-diarrhea medication and antibiotics you might need.
- Move around during your flight. Sitting for long periods increases the risk for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot that forms in the legs from stagnant circulation; try to get up and stretch and take a stroll down the aisle at least every two hours.
- Avoid gut woes. Traveler’s Diarrhea is common for travelers who take risks when it comes to street food, local produce, or other foods that may not have been properly prepared or handled.
- Keep your doctor on speed dial. It’s important to be able to reach your doctor back at home in case of an emergency.