Getting sick is inevitable in everyday life, especially when you’re on the travelling road to an interesting place. If you get sick at this time, which will cause trip to become less fun. You wouldn’t want to travel and come back to home as soon as possible. The places you go to possibly exist these viruses, parasites that cause harm to your health or you may become infected from local food.
To avoid any annoying trouble can happen, you should note that prevention is better than cure. Here are tips to keep in mind, you refer to keep yourself in good health before backpacking.
- Keeping your hand clean
This thing seems to be simple but not everyone remembers to do, especially when traveling. Washing your hands will help you avoid diseases such as diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning, flu, stomach pain, fever or even hepatitis A.
- Drinking spring water
When you’re not sure that water source is clean or not, it is better to avoid drinking water in these places. Although you see local people drinking comfortably, it does not mean your body also adapt to them. You should drink bottled water and you should check that the bottle had been open or not before drinking. Also, using bottled water to brush your teeth is also a good idea because the bacteria can invade the body through your mouth.
- Don’t be afraid to eating your familiar food
Enjoy the local cuisine is a pleasure which you can not miss when you visit any country but you should be careful about it. Avoid eating spicy foods or red meat is good for your digestive system. The phenomenon of food intolerance occurs when your stomach can not digest your food or you eat food that have never been tried before. This can cause stomach pain, ructus, or even diarrhea, vomiting. If you still want to try the local food, it is suggested that you can eat these dishes along with food which is familiar with your stomach. If you have a sensitive stomach, do not even try the local food right away. You should let your stomach adapt to the previous situation. Although eatting familiar food is not interesting, it will help you avoid the risk of food poisoning if your body is too sensitive.
- Doing exercise
One of the best ways to stay healthy and reduce the risk of disease is exercise. Exercise helps you improve all aspects of health and strengthen the immune system. If you accidentally get sick, your body has a better ability to recover and would be well soon. Category: traveler’s heath