Staying Healthy When Travelling Abroad

travellingTravelling abroad is the one thing that people look forward to the most in the summer however, with all the excitement it is easy to forget health considerations which can lead to upset stomachs, sunstroke and more, leaving you with unpleasant memories instead of the relaxing fun ones we all want to bring back home.

Fortunately there are precautions that we can take that will save us from a nightmare holiday and that will insure that the stories that are brought back will leave everybody green with envy.

If you can, order your drinks without ice.

We know that most beach holidays are hot and you want to cool yourself down as quickly as possible by guzzling large amounts of liquid with ice, but in some countries tap water isn’t considered clean enough to drink, particularly if you are used to drinking bottled water.

In some restaurants and bars however, they use tap water to make the ice as the locals are used to it, but if you drink it you may be at risk of an upset stomach.

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Stick to bottled water: For the same reasons as above, if you are not 100% certain that the water that you are drinking is clean, or if you are used to drinking bottled water, it is best to stick to what you know and avoid any illness or complications.

Make sure that you cover up to avoid sunstroke or heat exhaustion: The sun is amazing, particularly when you spend all of your time in an office, but it can also be the downfall of a great holiday. By wearing suntan lotion and popping on a hat, you can save yourself from awful burns and pealing to high temperatures, headaches and more.

Be prepared: Make sure that you go prepared. Bring painkillers, anti histamines, plasters and any medication that you may already be on so that if the worst does happen, you can be prepared and don’t have to go through the agony of getting a doctor and using up all of your travel insurance money.