Travelling and exploring new cultures and local food has always been an important part of my life. Over the years, I have learnt that while we may get busy with our trips, weekend family getaways and adventure escapades, it is important to focus on holistic fitness too.
Like many fellow passionate travellers, I paid attention towards boosting my immunity before, post and during vacation. After all, for happy holiday outings staying healthy is an important factor. Based on some of the most acclaimed research experts like Harvard Medical School and my experiences, here are some pointers on how you too can stay fit all year round and boost immunity!
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Whether you are travelling to a cold climatic place or to a hot-humid place, one thing we shouldn’t mess up with is staying hydrated. One should have water at normal temperature regularly. Also while travelling especially; boiled water or bottled water should be used for drinking purposes  just to be sure of the water quality.
Take Adequate Sleep:
Adequate sleep is one of the most conveniently side-lined aspects when one thinks of maintaining immunity while travelling. This is why I often stress upon having a comfortable itinerary than being overambitious and trying to cover several destinations in a limited time. Having proper sleep not only relaxes the body but also gives it time for repair and fight against any external germs. According to the research studies of Luciana Besedovsky,Tanja Lange, and Jan Born, many immune functions display prominent rhythms in synchrony with the regular 24-h sleep-wake cycle, reflecting the synergistic actions of sleep and the circadian system on these parameters. So now we know exactly how important sleep for better immunity even while travelling is, though a late-night party or two never harmed anyone!
Nutrient-rich Food to boost immunity:
Travelling to a new place and not trying local delicacies ought to be a crime. I feel the experience of the new place remains incomplete if one hasn’t enjoyed the local flavours. So my mantra of remaining healthy is to work towards having a stronger immunity. This I do firstly by binging on vivid naturally coloured local food like fruits & vegetables that are different in colour. Secondly, to further boost my immunity, I take Limcee vitamin C chewable 500 mg tablet which I started taking on my doctor’s recommendation after he assessed my usual diet and health condition. I will continue to #BoostImmunityWithLimcee.
Travel to Manage Stress & Boost Immunity:
Well, only a few people know that I initially started travelling to manage my stress levels at work. But for people doing work-related travelling often and even otherwise also travelling can be a little taxing. Packing, unpacking, catching flights and hotel booking can become a cause of stress. These all can be easily tackled by planning the trip.
Walk more and be Adventurous:
Walking is what I prefer as a fitness exercise while I travel. It serves two purposes: one, I explore the destination like a local and two, it keeps me fit. After all, regular physical activity helps in weight management thereby inhibiting many impending health problems which might be caused due to it. Further, while travelling I often take up adventure sports activities like rock climbing, trekking, swimming in oceans & seas and hiking which are great as physical workouts. You too can indulge in these sports for remaining fit while travelling depending on your health and fitness levels and any doctor’s advice on physical activity.
Hope this article benefitted you. I would also love to know your fitness mantras to boost immunity while travelling so don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section.
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