Are you trying to stay healthy while traveling? There are a few essential items that you might want to take with you, especially now that the enterovirus is known to be in the city.
1. Rain Ponchos
When you’re concerned about your health, it’s usually ideal to avoid getting wet — but sometimes an umbrella just doesn’t cut it. Disposable rain ponchos are usually fairly small (they can fit inside of a pocket) and will help ensure that both you and your most valued possessions, such as your smartphone, don’t get wet. An umbrella isn’t much help when the rain is moving sideways!
2. Sanitary Wipes
Alcohol and sanitary wipes are an excellent way to wipe down surfaces that you come into contact with when you travel. While hand solutions may sanitize your hands after you’ve touched things, wipes will ensure that you don’t touch bacteria at all. Remember: some of the most bacteria laden things are keyboards, computer mice, tablets and phones!
Contrary to popular belief, most masks are worn not to keep infection out but to keep them in. Nevertheless, they can still be useful in some cases — such as if you are asthmatic or if you’re concerned about second hand smoke. Make sure to get masks specifically designed to block bacteria, as they will have different filters from masks which are designed for smoke and other applications.
4. Sleep Aids
If you’re going to be sleeping on your trip, make sure to bring accessories with you for the overnight stay. Sleep aids can range from natural sleeping medications to ear plugs and eye masks. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, your immune system is weakened — and when your immune system is weakened, you won’t stand a chance against an entire host of illnesses. If you normally have difficulty sleeping away from home you might want to ask your doctor for medications to help.
Always check with your doctor if you’re truly concerned about the possibility of illness while on a trip! They may be able to give you some pointers regarding your health and your habits. There are also some illnesses that you can be safely inoculated against before you travel — especially if you’re going to be traveling out of the country.Tags: staying healthy