Ahhh, the holiday season. Or should we say the I-have-to-travel-but-don’t-really-want-to season? All joking aside, whether you’re excited to cozy up with long-distance relatives, or can’t wait to get in-and-out with the in-laws, it’s difficult to keep your health in top-notch shape during the holidays.
If you do plan to travel this holiday season, we know you can’t afford to catch a cold before or after your trip. So, below we’ve compiled a list of essential tips and tricks to help you fight off the germs.
Hydration is one of the easiest ways to help keep your health in tip-top shape during the cold season. It’s easy to become dehydrated after catching a cold or a virus, so make sure to drink plenty of water. Sports drinks can also help replenish essential vitamins and nutrients. Getting ahead of a cold might be more important – the more hydrated you are, the better suited your body is to fight against infection. If you’re travelling outside the country, we recommend bottled water just in case!
Don’t forget that food can be a source of hydration as well! Soups are a great source of sodium, vitamins and nutrients – not to mention they’ll keep you nice and warm! Check out a few of our delicious soup & stew recipes:
Sanitation to the Rescue
We’ve heard it since we were little – wash your hands! But seriously, washing your hands properly is one of the easiest ways to avoid getting yourself sick or spreading germs to others. In the absence of soap and/or water, the CDC recommends alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
STAY CALM! And Active
It’s well known that stress can wear you down. If you’re travelling this holiday season, try to keep a level head while waiting in airport lines. And if a trip to visit family or the in-laws isn’t exactly your idea of paradise, relieve some stress through exercise. Go for a jog or dig up Dad’s old treadmill in the basement – it’ll be worth it!