I traveled twice last month, and hopped on a plane yet again last week to head to Los Angeles to run the marathon. With so much going on, I try and do my best to stay healthy and well especially while traveling.
Here are some of my best tips that will help support your immune system so you stay well:
1.) Wash hands: You would think this one would be a given, but a lot of people only wash their hands a couple of times a day. I try to wash mine whenever I think about it, or when I am walking by the sink in the kitchen. This is a great defense for keeping germs away!
2.) Don’t touch your face: This stems off of the hand washing. If you don’t wash your hands then touch your eyes or mouth, it is an easy way for germs and viruses to get into your body. Yuck! I find myself touching my mouth or rubbing my eyes often, a habit I am trying to break!
3.) Sneeze and cough into your arm: You shouldn’t sneeze/cough into your hand, because then it is so easy to touch a door handle etc. and infect other people. I always try to sneeze into a tissue or the crook of my elbow.
4.) Get sleep: When I don’t get enough sleep and am generally run down, it seems that my immune system is lower and I am more susceptible to getting sick. I aim for 7-8 hours a night, which is pretty good with a five month old baby!
5.) Take Airborne Everyday: This is a great product that not only is a multivitamin, but helps support your immune system at the same time (no separate vitamins needed!) The gummies taste great, and are packed with all kinds of nutrients. I have started to take Airborne Everyday as part of my everyday healthy habits routine to help support my immune system. You just take two gummies a day!
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Disclosure: I received product for my participation in this post, however all opinions and tips are my own
Bridie Rist says
I usually take my own bottle of hand soap with a pump to hotels, so that my boys are more likely to wash their hands. And hand sanitizer is a must in the travel bag.
Stacey Niedzwiecki says
I take hand sanitizer with me when I travel. And always wash my hands before I eat. If there’s no sink around, that’s where the sanitizer comes in.
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I swear by Airborne when I travel! I take it every time before I get on a plane. My coworkers were all making fun of me, but I knew if I didn’t take it then I would surely end up sick (happens every time).
Julie M says
I have to travel twice in April. I always make sure I pick up some bottled water immediately after arriving so I can stay hydrated.
Kerry Wright says
I definitely need to do the hand washing more. I do also carry hand sanitizer everywhere I go!
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
While traveling I take vitamins, wash my hands frequently, and drink lots of water. LOVE that Everyday Airborne is in gummy form…I hate pills!
I ALWAYS do Airborne when we’re flying and traveling!
Rachel Hagan says
I always increase my vitamin C and zinc the week before I travel.
Jenn @ Fairest Run of All says
Pound orange juice. It seems to work for me!
Hand washing and hand sanitizer all the way! =)
I’m a germaphobe! Hand washing and hand sanitizer are my best friend. I’ve tried the other versions of Airborne but not the funnies. They sound yummy!
I have typically used AIrborne tablets that dissolve in water but had no idea about the “everyday” – those look great and I’d love to try!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Eat healthy and sleep are my two biggest tips!
Peggi Konvicka says
I always try to have snacks on hand!
I guess this doesn’t apply to just travelling, but I always open public bathroom doors with a paper towel or my elbow, so I don’t touch it directly with my hand.
definitely drinking a lot of water, it’s crazy how much better you feel when you’re well hydrated!
Alcohol based antibacterial hand gel and lysol wipes.
Washing your hands as much as possible is always a good tip.
Getting enough sleep!
I drink tons of water and get as much rest as possible when I’m traveling. I also make sure to eat well and try to avoid too much “road food” (restaurants and fast food) – I stop at grocery stores for salad bars and fresh fruits and vegetables!
Holly E says
Stay hydrated and use hand sanitizer.
I always bring electrolytes and vitamins (and extra meds, just in case) and try to drink more water when traveling.
I just bought a filtered water bottle to bring with me! I try and bring my own snacks so that I eat healthy, and drink as much water as I can on the flight/in the airport!
Amanda S says
Airborne and Zyrtec! And drink tons of water.
Elle P. says
Wash your hands and get plenty of rest.
Laura H says
Use your sleeve to open doors.
Juliana @ 4 Well Rules says
the main thing I focus on is sleeping well and eating really food. i do pack meds just incase I get the sniffles
I always travel with travel-friendly hand sanitizer, such as Dr. Bronners Lavender Hand Sanitizer.
Vunda V says
eat really healthy leading up to the trip so your system is all ready to go!
Lauren H says
its always best to bring your own food and snacks
Vera K says
Try to wash hands and NOT touch hand rails, etc.
Leah S. says
I drink lots of water while traveling to stay healthy!
Michele P says
lots of vitamin C and hand sanitizer seem to work for me when we travel overseas.
patrick voo says
always bring running gear!