When you’re busy exploring the world, riding elephants in Thailand and climbing up the Eiffel tower, your health might be the last thing on your mind. But no matter in the world you are and what fun adventures you’re up to, it’s important to always make your health a priority. When you’re traveling, especially those longer trips, it might be hard to prioritise your health, but here I’ve written the top 4 ways you can prioritise your health when traveling.
1. Get Health Insurance
You have two main options for health insurance when traveling – you can pay for an international health insurance program, or you can opt for standard travel insurance. Some credit cards might include travel insurance if you use the card to book the flights and/or travel, so check out those options particularly if you travel regularly. I personally tend to opt for a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes health coverage, as that gives me the most peace of mind should anything happen to me overseas. Having this coverage is a great peace of mind and while no one expects something to go wrong while overseas, there are so many situations where it can.
2. Drink Wine
I love a glass or two of red wine, and I’m so happy it’s something that’s actually considered good for your health. I love to try the local wines when possible when traveling and tend to enjoy a glass or two of red wine most nights. You can learn more about some wonderful vineyards you can visit on your travel at this link.
3. Use Your Downtime To Educate Yourself
There’s a lot of downtime when traveling – time spent on buses, planes, trains or even just waiting around in an airport. This is the perfect time to start educating yourself on health related issues. You could easily look up a health related website like HealthLeaders or even download a health related book. If you’ve noticed that you’re suffering some conditions such as reduced vision, lower energy levels or overall fatigue, why not do some research as to natural remedies that could help. Of course if you’re concerned with your health, you should always speak to your doctor before starting a new treatment.
4. Be Active
When traveling I prefer to walk or cycle as much as possible as it’s a great way to explore a new city. The slower pace allows you to take more in, it’s good for the environment, and after a long flight I find it really energising to be active. Opt for activities that are also more active too, instead of getting on a hop on hop off bus, why not go on a cycling tour? Find ways to be a little more active and your energy levels will benefits greatly from this.
Just because you’re on a vacation, doesn’t mean that you should stop making your health a priority. Hopefully these tips help you stay motivated no matter where in the world you are.