How Seniors Can Stay Healthy While Traveling: Part 2
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How Seniors Can Stay Healthy While Traveling: Part 2

Ready for your big trip? Traveling is a wonderful way to enrich your mind and body, as long as you take measures to stay healthy. In this part of our travel wellness series, we will outline tips to prioritize wellness during your travels. Once you and your travel partner go over your health insurance policieshealth concerns and other needs you read in Part 1, you are ready to set off.





Part 2: During Your Travels


These tips can help you stay healthy while you are enjoying your trip.

Take Time to Rest


While traveling, it can be tempting to be on the go all of the time - but that is how you can wear yourself down. It's important that you enjoy the essential health benefits of getting enough rest. Then you can feel ready to enjoy the next activity.

Eat Balanced Meals


You likely want to enjoy all of the local cuisine that you can, but be sure this involves some fruits and vegetables. According to the American Heart Association, the general recommendation for this is consuming at least 4-5 servings of fruit and 4-5 servings of vegetables every day. 

Catch Enough Z's


Sleep is always important, but it can be tricky to get restorative sleep while you travel. Do what you need to do to make your accommodations comfortable. This way, you can have an escape from the hustle and bustle of the day.


Move Your Body


Walk as much as you can during your trip. This is not only a great way to see a new place, but will also help you sneak in some exercise. By moving your legs, you will maintain your circulation and respiratory health.

Stay Hydrated


Carry a bottle of water at all times to keep yourself hydrated, especially if you are traveling in a hot climate. This can help you feel better.

Wash Your Hands


Not all countries prioritize sanitation in the same way, but find opportunities to wash your hands often. You may also consider carrying a bottle of hand sanitizer with you.

Remember: Talk to your insurance provider about insurance options and how your plan will function internationally. With this preparation, you can have a vacation full of wellness and joy.


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