This article on staying healthy while traveling is sponsored by Lifestix. All opinions are my own.
Traveling with the family can be amazing! But it can also be stressful, even when trip is fun! Stress can weaken our immune systems which increases our chances of getting sick. We all know that being sick when traveling is NEVER fun. To help boost our immune systems, here are 5 things you should pack in your bag to stay healthy while traveling.
- Water bottle
First rule of traveling is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. While traveling, it is easy to become dehydrated. Packing a refillable water bottle ensures that you always have water on hand. Many airports have bottle refilling stations once you pass TSA security checkpoints.
- Hand Sanitizer/Antimicrobial Wipes
Bad germs are everywhere. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent the spread of germs, but when you travel soap and water aren’t always accessible. Having hand sanitizing wipes or spray is the next best thing. Instead of versions with harsh chemicals, look for wipes or spray with germ killing essential oils such as eucalyptus or thieves oil.
- Mineral Sunscreen
Vitamin D helps strengthen and regulate your immune system. Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s exposed to the sunlight. Some research suggests that 5-10 minutes a day, 2-3 times a week is all you need to make adequate amounts of vitamin D. Regardless of the amount, a high quality mineral sunscreen is always needed to protect your skin from sun damage and burns.
- Healthy Foods
Help boost your immune system with healthy foods. Avoid sugary foods and opt instead for dark leafy greens, dried fruits, foods rich in Vitamin C, and good source of protein. Packing healthy snacks like dried fruit, vegetable chips, etc. ensures that you eat healthy and avoid unhealthy foods while traveling.
- Oral Probiotic You Can Take On-The-Go
Take a daily oral probiotic to prevent illness. Overall health starts in the mouth where healthy bacteria bolster your body’s natural defenses against germs. When traveling, we come into contact with all types of harmful germs. To stay healthy, you need to block bad germs from entering your body.
Lifestix’s E.N.T Care is an oral immune probiotic that protects the ear, nose, and throat. Their clinically-proven BLIS K12 probiotic strain populates the oral cavity with healthy, beneficial bacteria preventing bad bacteria from entering your system. Easy-to-take-along packs and a tasty strawberry flavor make taking this daily probiotic convenient. Find E.N.T. Care at a Walgreen’s store near you.
To stay healthy while traveling, these are 5 things I always pack in my bag. Each helps strengthen and maintain my immune system both before, during, and after a trip.
Do you have other essentials you pack to stay healthy while traveling? Please tell us in the comments below.