2. WATCH OUT FOR AEROPLANE MUNCHIES
Flying on planes can be boring and the hum of the plane engines can perfectly mask the sound of crunching on potato chips or reaching into a bag of M&Ms. However, salt can increase the dehydration that occurs on planes and sugar suppresses immunity so if you want to make sure you reduce your risk of getting sick before you arrive at your destination, why not eat a healthy snack instead.
3. BRING YOUR OWN PILLOW
It’s hard enough not sleeping in your own bed, why not bring your own pillow to make it easier? Sleep experts recently suggested that many people have difficulty sleeping the first night in a strange room because part of your brain remains alert in a strange environment. Taking your own pillow might help create a sense of familiarity and help you have a good sleep.
5. PACK YOUR FAVOURITE ESSENTIAL OIL
Being able to smell a nice scent can help with motion sickness. When travelling by car, bus, train, plane or boat, carrying an essential oil could help reduce the symptoms of motion sickness and make your journey an enjoyable one.
6. BEWARE OF HOTEL HAYFEVER
Pollen rises during the day and the higher you are in a building the greater the concentration you are exposed to. You can also be exposed to different cleaning products that can trigger hay fever like symptoms. Before you go on holiday you should increase your intake of vitamin C or zinc which modulate the immune system.
10. KNOW WHEN NOT TO DIVE IN
Swimming pools that are not correctly maintained can contain bacteria that cause stomach upsets or eye infections. You should avoid cloudy water as its likely to be unclean however, a strong smell of chlorine or other chemicals can also be a sign of unclean water as it means there aren’t enough chemicals in the pool to control bacteria – if in doubt, don’t dive in. Go enjoy a nice bath.