They say that you never know what you’ve got till it’s gone. This can be used to describe many things, but it becomes especially true as it pertains to your health. When your body functions the way it was designed to and when you don’t have to think about things like breathing or taking a step, it becomes easy to forget what you have. God forbid, one day, it’s gone and then you’re left wishing you would not have taken your basic health for granted”
While you’re healthy, you have the opportunity to travel all over the world and not be worried about very many things. If you long to travel and you’re doing it now while you can, remember not to neglect your health while you’re on the road. If you want to stay in prime health, do these things:
Immunize and Vaccinate
If you’re crossing international borders, you’ll be exposed to a lot of things your body hasn’t had the chance to build up an immunization against. This could be very dangerous and even deadly to you, so it’s crucial that before you head out on your wild adventures, you immunized and vaccinate through a travel center. Do all that you can, don’t take any risks when it comes to international viruses or diseases. There is nothing worse than being ill overseas.
Exercise is a given to stay healthy, but many people let it fall to the wayside when they travel. Your itinerary is usually booked, you’re not usually eating very well, and you might not have access to a gym. However, this is critical to keeping healthy while on the road. You know what you can do? Use your own body and the outdoors as your gym. Take a run, explore, use park benches to do bodyweight exercises…use tall things that you see to do pull-ups, you will need to perfect your form first to make sure you are doing it all correctly. It’s actually not that hard, you just have to be motivated to get the work done.
If you don’t know what catharsis is, it’s basically the act of releasing suppressed emotions. While you’re traveling, it’s important you do what you can to embrace catharsis for yourself. Pent up emotions aren’t healthy for anyone. See a theatrical production, go to a concert, take a walk in the woods or down a boulevard in the city…whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s allowing you to let things out and let go.
That’s the point of catharsis. Travel is a great time to do this because you’re likely on vacation, which means you’re in a different state of mind and you actually may be willing to do the things that will take you where you need to go to be healthy and free.