I found this article in my inbox today:
Wow, so articles and blog posts have gone the way of scripted TV. I guess we now shove product endorsements (commercials) into the middle of our work. Arg. Then again, I’ve got the luxury of a high paying day job these days, so I suppose I shouldn’t throw stones at writers who are just trying to earn a living.
I posted this link because despite its multi-product ad format, it’s not totally worthless. The carry-on tips (minus the specifically advertised products) aren’t bad. The exercise tips are okay, I guess. I might even try a couple of them.
Here are a few more things I’d suggest if you want to stay healthy on the road:
- Take your favorite immuno-booster of your choice* for a few days before you get on a plane.
- Wash your hands early and often. You’re probably hanging out in more public places and touching more stuff than you do at home.
- Eat nutritious food–especially fresh fruits & veggies–every single day. I like to go to farmer’s markets at my destinations–it’s a fun “travelly” thing to do that also supports my health.
- Walk. Especially on a plane or train, get up and walk at least once every hour. Get your blood flowing and your lymph system draining so that your body’s natural defenses can do their job to the best of their ability.
- Sleep. It’s tempting to spend days sightseeing and nights dining, theater-ing, or clubbing. But if you’re reading this blog, you probably need your rest when you’re on the road. I need more sleep when I’m traveling because I’m very active, and my body needs the time to rest and repair itself. Or I crash, and that’s no fun.
As always, be aware that I am not a doctor, nurse, or any form of medical professional. This is not medical advice. Talk to your doctor or medical professional before you travel.