5 Handy Hacks For Healthy Travellers

If you’re a self-confessed adventurer who’s been stuck in a domestic rut due to the pandemic, there’s no doubt that you’ll be chomping at the bit to set off on your next exotic or long-term trip.

More international travel corridors are opening up and, although they’re always subject to review, it’s possible at the moment to plan a slightly more swashbuckling holiday than a local staycation – provided you build in enough flexibility to move to alternative locations should restrictions be reimposed. 

But before you even set off, there are a few smart moves you should make to keep yourself safe – these five handy hacks for healthy travellers provide peace of mind.

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1. Health insurance

A no-brainer at the best of times, travel insurance in the Covid-19 era is an absolute must. Shop around for the best deal but be sure that your policy covers every territory you’re travelling through, as well as any unusual activities you might undertake whilst there (like extreme sports). This great Forbes article on Covid-19 travel insurance compares some of the best deals. 

2. Supplements

Staying healthy while you travel also depends on taking proactive measures and one of the most sensible is packing supplements. You could include an energy supplement with adrenal glandular tissue, mushroom-based immune support, melatonin for sleep, CBD for anxiety and a digestive supplement that helps your gut cope with changes in diet while remaining in good shape. 

3. Pre-travel dental treatment

If you live in a nation like the UK where basic dental treatment is available on the National Health Service (NHS) and more advanced treatments are affordable, please have any dental treatment you need completed before you leave home by professionals like Portman Smile Clinic. It’ll cost a fortune abroad and you can’t be assured of the standards! 

4. Mindfulness apps

No matter how well you plan ahead, there’s always an inherent risk that long-term travel involves frustrations and anxieties – which are compounded by the shifting sands of an ongoing pandemic. However, installing a mindfulness app on your phone means you can perform simple breathing and visualisation exercises before you start to feel overwhelmed. 

5. Small space workouts

No matter how well you plan ahead, there’s always an inherent risk that long-term travel involves frustrations and anxieties – which are compounded by the shifting sands of an ongoing pandemic. However, installing a mindfulness app on your phone means you can perform simple breathing and visualisation exercises before you start to feel overwhelmed. 

Follow these five handy hacks for healthy travellers and you’ll stay safe and sound as you make your way around the world – as well as feeling in tip-top mental and physical condition. Keep your eyes and heart open and don’t forget to send us a postcard when you get there!

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