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Medical preparations before going abroad

Whatever it is – cough, fever, colds, diarrhea – there are ways to mitigate the “uncool” part of travelling. The key, boys and girls, is preparation. If you have attended your scout years, then you are well aware that the ultimate motto of a boy/girl scout is to be prepared. True, travelling has a number of cheerful effects, but nomadic lifestyle comes with a slice of stress. Long haul trips, altering topography and exotic cuisines may play a great role on your health. So, here are some ways that you need to know to stay healthy and glow on your next gallivanting.

Boost your immune system

Prevention is better cure. We have heard these exact words over a thousand times from our parents, grandparents, teachers and even from our family doctors. Indeed, it is always better to prevent ourselves from pesky diseases, no matter how minor. As a frequent traveler myself, I prefer probiotics to strengthen my tummy’s health.

Head to your local pharmacy

Imagine buying a medication in a land that doesn’t speak language nor do you speak a common language with the pharmacist. It could prolong your agony, in danger your health plus, eat a large portion of your budget. Therefore, don’t hold back until you’re thousands of miles away from home. Ask your local pharmacists for advice on which medications to take abroad combat common diseases, even as basic as acne medication.

Eat right

The struggle is always real when talking about eating healthy while on the road. Mind you, it is difficult to resist delicious food despite the fact that they are detrimental to our health. So, what I normally do is talk to my inner fat kid and decide which food are a big “no-no” for me, and which ones I am willing to “slide” on. Others prefer to choose a specific day of the week to allow a “cheat day”. The latter, although helpful for the healthy days, it may be dangerous for the one day that you allow yourself to devour anything. In other words, it is still a matter of self control. Limit yourself from overdosing unhealthy food yet be kind to yourself to allow a little indulgence.

Regardless of long your trip is, it won’t hurt to have some tricks up your sleeve. It pays to be prepared. So, before embarking on your next getaway, keep these simple yet extremely helpful tips for a healthy holiday.

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Hey there! I am a small town girl who used to work as a Software Engineer for a Fortune 500 company. I left my 9-5 job to travel the world. I am a certified Level 2 scuba diver, a Vinyasa yogi and a former IT professor. I love trekking the mountains, fishing and camping. I speak 5 languages. Cheers!

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