The worst thing that can happen to anyone on a trip is getting ill! If you ignore your health in the excitement and enjoyment, you may end up in the bed feeling left out and horrible. Especially for men, if they fall ill on a trip, the whole trip can be spoilt! That is because men are the one who ensure that everything goes smoothly and just according to the plans on a trip. And they not being in the shape can actually be a disaster for all your plans. So, it is very important for men to take care of their health before they go on a trip and also when they are on a trip.
To help you out with this, we present to some useful tips regarding the health of men before or while traveling.
1. Drink Tea Early and Often
Lack of sleep before your holidays can reduce down your immune system. To overcome this, before you go for your vacations, have about 20 ounces of black tea everyday as this causes the body to secrete two to four times more interferon, a key element of your body's infection-protection arsenal.
2. Visit a Pharmacy
If you are going to high altitude places on your trip where air pressure is reduced and oxygen levels are low, you can end up suffering from headaches, nausea, dizziness, and in severe cases, pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs). For this, visit your doctor before going and ask for medicine prescriptions which will help your body metabolize more oxygen.
3. Drink lots of Water
Limit alcohol, caffeine, and other diuretics, and be sure to drink 64 to 80 ounces of water a day during your trip. It can help combat diarrhea, gas, and bloating with a probiotic that fights harmful bacteria.
4. Eat Preflight Protein
If your body's motion detectors sense movement differently, motion sickness is likely to ensue. To over come this, if you have nothing, just have a burger. The right preflight meal can help soothe your stomach. A Pennsylvania State University study found that subjects felt up to 26 percent less nauseated when they ate a protein-packed meal, compared with a carb-loaded meal or no food at all.
5. Moisturize Mucous Membranes
A jet's cabin air can be as dry as the Sahara as low as 5 percent humidity. This can lead to excessive nasal dryness, which can trigger tearing of mucous membranes and facilitate infection. (If you experience frequent nosebleeds, you may be especially sensitive to dry air.)
For your nostrils, pack an over-the-counter saline gel. To keep your skin hydrated, drink 20 ounces of water while you're in the flight. Make sure it's bottled, and buy it after you pass security.
6. Pack Your Own Purifier
EPA found that 15 percent of water samples taken from 327 planes probably contained harmful pathogens. Also, you never know that water available in different cities will suit you or not.
Skip the in-flight coffee and tea, which may be made with water from the jet's tanks, and don't brush your teeth in the lavatories. Bring your own water filter on your trip.
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