With the holidays quickly approaching, chances are that many of us will be traveling home to see family or even taking those days to visit somewhere completely new.
Between being exposed to new places and traveling on airplanes with so many people in close quarters, the likelihood of getting sick over this period increases.
Here are some tips to help boost your immune system while on holiday.
Add more vitamins
Whether you stock up on fresh oranges or add a multivitamin into your daily regime, those additional vitamins will be beneficial. The best way to increase your vitamin intake and boost your immune system is through a healthy, well-balanced diet.
Take the time to exercise
Along with a healthy diet, getting regular exercise is a great way to keep your immune system running smoothly. It only takes is 30 minutes of aerobic exercise to get your blood flow up. This gives your body the best opportunity to fight off any new illnesses.
Bring your own pen
Traveling internationally? You are going to need a pen to fill out the customs card. Many of us forget the essentials and will simply borrow someone else’s pen. While we are grateful for the assistance, it’s highly likely that they will be giving you something more than just the pen. So, don’t forget to pack your pen and take it with you wherever you go.
Pack the hand sanitizer
While we believe that not all germs are bad, and that killing every germ that finds its way to you is probably more harmful than helpful, it’s still not a bad idea to carry around some hand sanitizer with you. When traveling to new places, there will be new germs that you have not been exposed to before. Using some hand sanitizer could help stop new germs wreaking havoc on your immune system.
Get some sleep
When you sleep, your body produces melatonin, which has been shown to boost the immune system. While you may be tempted to cram in as many activities as possible while traveling, make sure to get the recommended seven-to-eight hours per night in order to avoid spending even more time in bed getting over a sickness.
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