Anyone who travels during the holiday season may know the misery of being sick while taking the journey to visit family or indulge in a much needed family vacation. Getting sick is a part of everyday life and the fact is the more time you spend on the road, the more likely you are to pick up an unwanted bug or illness.
Some things are unavoidable no matter what steps you take to prevent them, but you may be able to avoid catching unwanted sickness by boosting your immune system before, during and after your travels. Here are five tips to boost your immune system this travel season:
Find Your Zen
Stress can cause inflammation within the body, which can consequently affect the immune system. Travel can be especially stressful on the body and this is why some may find themselves under the weather after a busy travel season.
To eliminate unwanted stress that can diminish the immune system try simple daily mindfulness practices to release. Before, during and after your trip, take the time to implement simple stress management practices that work for you like: yoga, deep breathing, meditating, journaling, or a gentle walk.
Wipe Down Germ-Ridden Surfaces
Antibacterial wipes are a parent's best friend when traveling...especially with kids! Keep to-go wipes handy to clean germ-ridden surfaces during your travels, like your cell phone, your children's tablets, and even tray tables and arm rests on airplanes. You would be surprised where unwanted pathogens could lurk on your travels. You should also disinfect your hotel room or vacation rental by cleaning remote controls, doorknobs, and light switches.
Eat Healthy Foods
To support your immune system before traveling this holiday season, it’s fundamental to focus on getting the right fuel for your body. Eating right is essential to keeping you healthy and strong. Be sure to nourish your body before, during and after your trip with nutrient dense foods and vitamins. A great source of immune boosting properties would be a vegetable-based green juice. It is the ultimate powerhouse of nutrients that can promote a strong immune system.
Take Your Daily Vitamins
When traveling in a car, on a train or on a plane...it can sometimes be harder to get the foods that you need to maintain a strong immune system. Taking vitamins can play a huge role in giving you the boost you need prior to your travels! Vitaminc C, Vitamin D and Oregano Oil are just a few vitamins to consider given their essential immune-boosting and anti-inflamatory properties.
Don’t Forget To Pack Your Sinupret!
When packing your suitcase ahead of your travels, be sure to add your Sinupret to your checklist. Our safe and effective herbal remedy has active plant-based properties that will ensure your upper respiratory system is strong and supported throughout your travel journey!