Ask Away...: Hacks To Stay Healthy When You Travel Abroad

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Hacks To Stay Healthy When You Travel Abroad



When you’re planning a vacation, it can be tricky to think of everything all at once for when you’re in a foreign city. What will you do if you need help or medical assistance, for example? Will you know who to call and what to do? Here are some of the precautions you can take to make sure that you’re able to stay healthy and well when you travel, as well as deal with an emergency situation, should it arise.




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Get Travel Insurance


One of the first things you should do, as soon as your vacation is booked is to get travel insurance. This will not only protect you against cancellations, but it can cover medical bills. And if you’re abroad, you’re likely to have some pretty high medical bills. You don’t want to put off getting care because you’re worried about the cost of it.


Don’t Take Risks


If there is something that you’re not quite sure if you should be doing it or not, then it could be a good idea to not do it. Taking risks in a foreign land can be greater than if you know where you are and what you’re doing. Things like surfing or paddle boarding aren’t dangerous on the surface, but if you don’t take the precautions then they can quickly become that way. Which is where surfboard leashes from somewhere like OMNA can come into play. If you are taking precautions, then it can reduce risk. But don’t too anything too crazy or dangerous when abroad.


Drink Bottled Water


Drinking tap water where you live may be fine; you are used to the mineral content and know that it reacts fine with your body. But abroad, it can be pretty dangerous if you're not used to it. It can lead to you getting quite sick, and ironically, quite dehydrated. So unless you’re happy with the water and what it contains, it can be safer for you to be drinking bottled water.


Check Vaccinations


Before you go abroad, there may be some vaccinations that you are advised that you should have before you can go to the country you’re planning on going to. If this is the case, then it can be worth doing. Then it will mean that you are protected against certain viruses or diseases that aren’t common where you live, but are where you are going. Things like malaria are important to protect yourself against.


Eat Well




When you are in a new place, the food can be amazing and you’ll want to try it all. But following a good diet when you’re away is just as important as if you were at home. It can be a good idea to eat ‘like the locals do’ as they are likely to be going to the popular and tasty street food carts, rather than the nasty ones. So that can be a good guideline to follow, to make sure you are eating good food, rather than something that could make you ill.











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