summer travel

Summer is the most popular time for people to travel, as children (and teachers!) are out of school, the weather is nice, and a beach or mountain getaway is a great way to beat the heat and relax. Travel brings many joys, but it can also disrupt your routine and create a myriad of issues, from jet lag to the dreaded traveler’s upset stomach. Fortunately, there are steps you can take ahead of time and during your travels to prevent from feeling under the weather when you want to feel your best.

Jet Lag

Traveling to a different time zone, even one with only an hour’s difference, can make you feel jet lag. Some people also experience difficulty falling asleep in a new or unfamiliar place. If you can plan your trip ahead far enough, try to adjust your clock slowly by waking up and going to bed 15 minutes earlier (or later, depending on which direction you are traveling) than your usual time every day until your internal clock is adjusted closer to the time zone you are traveling to. This will allow you to make the most of your precious vacation time—the less you have to nap and adjust to the new time zone, the better! If you still have trouble falling asleep at night, SLEEPSolve 24/7 can help you get more refreshingly satisfying sleep.

Traveler’s Upset Stomach

It’s hard to be diligent about your diet when traveling. Who wants to drink green smoothies when traveling to exotic destinations with new and delicious culinary options? Finding healthy food to eat in airports, train stations, and cruise ships can also be a challenge. You should indulge in local cuisine while traveling—it’s a part of the fun! However, be smart about it. Avoid street food or food that is not prepared under sanitary conditions, avoid foods that might contain something you are allergic to, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! If language is a barrier, try using one of the many translation apps available to ask your server what’s in the dishes on the menu so you can avoid eating gluten if you have celiac, or other pitfalls that might ruin the rest of your day (or even your entire trip). DIGESTSolve 24/7 can also help aid in the digestion of dairy and carbohydrates, and restore your gut health.

In some countries, you need to make sure to drink only bottled water, as the local water can give you an upset stomach if you are not used to it. You should also make sure to brush your teeth with bottled water, and avoid swallowing water while showering. You also need to be diligent about not having ice in your drink that’s frozen local water.

Stress

Traveling can be stressful, even when everything is planned carefully. Things can come up that you weren’t planning for that can cause you to feel anxious. When you’re stressed, your immune system can become compromised. While it’s impossible to account for every stressful event that may occur, you can take control of your immune system. ImmPower and ImmPowerD3 both contain AHCC, which boosts your immune system’s function to optimal levels so that even stress can’t compromise it. ImmPowerD3 also contains vitamin D3 for the additional benefit of the “Sunshine Vitamin.”

Have Fun

Traveling is one of the best things you can do to recharge your metaphorical batteries and expand your mind. It can be a rewarding experience if you take the precautions needed to protect your health against potential pitfalls that can arise when on the go.

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