Thursday, June 6, 2013

3 Health tips on how to stay fit while traveling

It’s good to be in a healthier state, especially when traveling from one destination to another. That’s why it’s best to heed some of the most basic yet important health tips. These 3 pointers will help give you the best defense while you’re on the move. 

The importance of getting vaccinated

Taking your immunization shots prior to a trip would have to be one of the most effective ways in keeping you resistant from all kinds of illnesses. There are plenty of diseases that any traveler can acquire, especially if your immune system is weak. So if you lack some vaccination shots, find the time to consult your physician about it. Moreover, having and bringing your medical insurance and vaccination records when you travel will also be beneficial on your end. This can help cover all your medical expenses, should an unlikely event happen during your trip.

Create you own Travel Medical Kit

One of the best health tips when packing for a trip is by remembering to bring copies of your medical records. Also, bring a good enough supply of medicine. Your medicine should suffice for the whole duration of your vacation. Moreover, prepare your own travel medical kit. Try to pack some of the most common remedies like ibuprofen (painkiller), antihistamines, antibiotic, antacids and alcohol (should be sealed tightly and contained in a 3-ounce size bottle) and bandages. You’ll never know when you’ll run out of these remedies and when the nearest drugstore will be in sight.

Study the coverage of your health insurance

It would always be best to know the scope of your health insurance, in the event that you get really sick during a trip. You may find yourself in a foreign country with different medical procedures. That’s why it’s best to get a heads up on how to tackle such situations.

You can also ensure a smooth travel by asking your medical insurance provider if you will be covered in any region of the world. If there are limitations, ask where you can be recommended in case of an emergency. This at least gives you more time to prepare before journeying off.

How about you? Do share to us your health tips while traveling. :)

Explore & Be Free,
Mai


*NOTE: Resource link can be read here.

37 comments:

  1. I have never thought that health insurance is a must when traveling. Now I am reminded that airline companies add the option of insurance before payment.

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  2. When I started to have my own family, I suddenly became my mom esp. during travels. I always need to be ready so I bring a lot of medicines, our emergency kits, and you're correct, make sure we're vaccinated and prepared in terms of our health insurance. Mas mabuti ng prepared!

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  3. Thanks for this info Mai :) Although I don't see myself traveling in the next couple of months, your tips are easy to remember and very helpful. MY hubby is always packing medical supplies everywhere he goes - even to work! So I don't have a problem in that department :D

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  4. Having a medical travel kit containing key medicines and items for emergency treatment can really help in cases of sickness and accidents when traveling.

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  5. Bringing medical records plus your medications in other countries when traveling is really a must because their medications are more expensive and you don't want to spend that much.

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  6. that's always one vital way to remember most especially when going somewhere.

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  7. nice tips sis!! We always do this tips above. we have an insurance from my husbands company that we can use anytime and accesible all over the world. We always bring medical travel kit as well that more important for emergencies.

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  8. These are very good tips which I'll keep in mind when I do get the chance to travel.

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  9. Yes, health insurance is really a great help especially in times of unexpected circumstances. =)

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  10. I never really thought of that before! Maybe because I don't travel much. You're right, travelers should be prepared health-wise since we never know what might happen during the trip. :)

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  11. Your right maybe I should really start to study what's the coverage of my health insurance so that I can use wisely just case something happen

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  12. This is a very helpful post. Although I don't usually travel myself. Who knows, I might have one soon!

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  13. Agree with this though I don't check the box for the insurance botton haha But it's a big help! :)

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  14. I got one out of three, I always see to it I have complete basic medical kit when I travel, but vaccine and health insurance? maybe next time I will put that too on my bucket list when travelling

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  15. Got an Idea :) Now I am planning to do that travel medical Kit - You have the good list of travel tips here Mai- keep it up!

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  16. I agree with you Kim. Health insurance is a good thing and everyone should take one. http://www.drmuralikrishnaortho.com/

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  17. The Travel Medical Kit seems neat. But also make yourself insured too. ^_^

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  18. To be honest, kahit isa dyan sa tips mo, wala akong ginawa. LOL Thanks for sharing. Next time, I make it a point na i-follow ang useful travel tips mo anak.

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  19. This is one of the most important thing that a traveler must know and almost all of us tends to forget. Maybe it's because of the excitement or the adrenaline. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I only have a travel medical kit. :)

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  21. Getting vaccinated is something I should consider on my next out of the country trip. The last thing I want to happen is to get sick while on the road far from our country.

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  22. health insurance and medical kit...checked!... except vaccination, i'm not a fan of it. for me as long as one's body immune system is strong, no need for a vaccination.

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  23. I guess, not all tourists are conscious about this health matter whenever they travel but, this should be one of their major concerns especially for out-of-the country trips. Disease-causing organisms are mostly airborne. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

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  24. Noted, Ms BB. I have to make sure that our first travel abroad will include these significant details. Thanks for the heads up.

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  25. I never thought of this one whenever I travel elsewhere but I make sure that I stay healthy all the time.

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  26. it is really a good tip that travelers should bring a medical kit . I experience the difficulty of finding a pharmacy for my recurring back pain in an isolated place. So from then on , i have my personalized packed up kit ...

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  27. I didn't thought of the importance of being vaccinated before travelling until now. Wow! You're really good at this. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  28. travel medical kit is a must have when travelling. that's why every time my family went to travel i always see to it that med kit is included in pack.. ika nga, it's better to be prepared and always ready

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  29. what we do is, each of us, even the kids has their own back/backpack. Inside are a pair of pants, clothes, under wear and what ever they may need during travel like kindle, a book. In case we are stranded or delayed flight, then we have something with us in case we need to spend the night/day in a hotel.

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  30. I think these things you mentioned are very basic for the travelers to stay healthy and free from any diseases or contamination. They're a must to know.

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  31. research first about the place (the environment) and don't forget to bring cellphone or any forms of communication in case of emergency :)

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  32. whenever we travel, I always make sure that our travel medical kit is complete with anti allergy, paracetamol, alcohol (and betadine as well as cotton balls) , band aide and petroleum jelly.

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  33. True! =) So last week I finally decided to apply for a health insurance =)

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  34. I think the most neglected thing is the insurance since most have that idea that nothing will happen wrong.. so I think insurance should definitely be a top priority.. :)

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  35. Its probably because I am young and at the peak of my health that I dont really check my medical info often.
    I have to agree with bringing a medical kit, espacially when I expect to travel on long hauls.
    I get dizzy with bus rides sometimes, or I have to protect myself with the new environment I would be exploring. my example is Palawan, we all know how exotic the place is, but that well its near the equatorial line, cases of Malaria is rampant so visitors have to be careful with mosquitoes, Boracay in itself has many reports of Ecoli infection in its waters.
    What I am saying is that these things are already present, but its better to go protected than be at risk of infection

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  36. I haven't really given much thought about "health" when I travel, except of course for bringing a travel medical kit. But thanks for sharing this sis Mai. This is especially helpful for those going to a certain country for the first time. Will not neglect medical insurance na ever again!

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  37. I think not everyone is aware of this. As for me, I always make sure I have a medical kit in my bag..it is becoming a must when traveling. I should consider getting vaccinated next time.

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