Maintaining your health when traveling, especially for long a long duration, should be one of your top priorities. Falling ill mid-journey can be a complete nightmare, throwing everything out of gear and bringing unwanted stress when you should be savoring your experiences. Here are few simple, but crucial tips to keep healthy through your journeys:
Be thoroughly prepared
It's best to also consider any unforeseen illnesses or accidents you might face on your trip, while preparing yourself for it. Make sure you have adequate travel and health insurance and see that your medical kits are adequately stocked. If you wear spectacles, see that you carry a spare for emergencies. It's also a good idea to carry insect repellents, socks and clothes that cover you better to avoid insect bites, and any possible illnesses transmitted through them.
Check-up and vaccinations
It's a good idea to get a good medical check-up to confirm that you're good to travel and whether there are additional things you may need to consider to keep healthy. Get all the vaccinations your doctor recommends as well as any suggested for travel to the destinations.
Precautions when traveling
It's good to have contact details of medical services at your destinations, in case of possible emergencies. Stomach ailments and diarrhea are the most common illnesses travelers face on the road, but they may be easily avoided with basic precautions like only drinking packaged or boiled water and avoiding things like ice, street food, uncooked dishes, etc.
Keeping healthy while traveling is mostly about common sense, a little discipline and organization. Follow the simple precautions above to keep up your health and spirits right through your travels.