Skip The Travel Cold: 5 Tips To Avoid Getting Sick

There’s nothing worse than getting sick while traveling. If you follow these tips below, you will have the best chance to avoid getting sick while on the road:

1. Wash hands frequently. Your hands are the first contact with cold, flu and other germs. Washing the germs off of your hands will help to reduce the risk of catching a cold and preventing the germs from spreading. 

2. Bring santizing wipes. Wipe down airplane seats/armrests, hotel room remote controls, phones/tablets, luggage handles with antibacterial wipes, and anything else that both you and others may come in contact with when traveling. 

3. Take a daily multivitamin. Many travelers swear by vitamins despite the fact that they are scientifically unproven. EmergenC and Airborne work just as well.

4. Stay hydrated. Drinking water helps to hydrate your natural immune mechanisms. Water helps dissolve minerals and nutrients, making them more accessible to the body.  Pro tip: Bringing a reusable water container can save you a few extra dollars while traveling.

5. Get a good nights rest. Sleep is involved in the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. According to Pub Med, , those who sleep less than seven hours a night were almost three times more likely to develop a cold than those who slept eight hours or more. Try melatonin if you have trouble sleeping on the road.