Everyone is up in arms about the swine flu- and I am no exception. It made me think about the fact that all too often, we take being healthy while traveling for granted. Being sick or injured on a trip can either force you to cancel a planned vacation or ruin a trip by making you and your travel companions miserable.
Travel Tip Tuesday – Preventing Illness & Injury During Travel
There are so many things that can go wrong- it is so important to try to avoid both illness and injury when travelling.
So, I have provided some links chock full of information for preventing and dealing with health issues or injuries during travel.
First on everyone's mind is the swine flu. Inside Mexico has some great instructions on how you can protect against it!
Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, is something every flier needs to think about. The Cranky Flier's brother happens to be a doctor and wrote a guest post on what you need to know to prevent it.
Speaking of flying, those with sinus problems, headaches and respiratory issues may be more susceptable to severe ear pain when changing altitudes. Guardian has an in-depth article, complete with diagrams, on ear pain, symptoms, and treatments.
Naseau and motion sickness can occur on airplanes, boats, cars and trains. Here are 10 tips to Prevent Motion Sickness.
You definitely don't want to be down and out with back pain. Whether dealing with uncomfortable seats, sitting too long, wrenching your back picking up heavy luggage or having chronic sciatica– read about ways to prevent the back pain and how to treat it if you have it.
Protecting yourself from airplane germs and keeping healthy in general will go a long way in making your trip pleasurable and keeping your stamina up for all that sightseeing and eating that cultural cuisine.
Blisters, corns, foot pain and swelling can occur both on flights and while walking around all day in hot weather. Read an oldie but a goodie on My Melange for tips on preventing foot and blister pain.
And just in case you do get sick, why not bring along a Natural Vacation Travel Kit that will serve as an all-natural portable medicine cabinet- should you find yourself feeling under the weather or hurt?
What are some of the things you do to prevent illness and injury when travelling?
Now head on over to Cherrye's blog to see what she has cooking for Travel Tip Tuesday!