Traveling opens you up to all kinds of new people and experiences, but it also exposes you to different germs and can weaken the immune system. That’s why taking some extra precautions along the way can help you stay healthier while you travel.
One tip is to carry hand sanitizer with you and use it throughout the day. Things like doorknobs and anything found in a public restroom can be crawling in germs.
People who where contacts should consider switching to glasses for a flight, since the eyes are more likely to dry out while flying when contacts are involved. The drier the eyes are the more likely you are to rub them, and touching the eyes is one quick way to distribute germs right into your body.
Bringing a bottle of water onto a plane instead of drinking the water they offer is another suggestion. It’s safer than it used to be, but studies still find that airline water contains fecal matter some of the time.
It’s not entirely known which supplements really ward off colds, but popping some extra vitamin C certainly isn’t going to hurt.