Being a Healthy Nomad

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Traveling isn’t something many of us have been able to do lately, but things are looking up again and soon it will be alright to get back on the road. The thing is, when you’re in another country, you need to be as healthy as you can possibly be because you never know what type of medical care will be available to you should the worst happen. There are a few things you can do before you go and some things you can do while you’re gone to ensure you’re as healthy as you can be as a nomad. Let’s take a closer look at a few of them.

Get Clean

If you have any sort of addiction to drugs or alcohol, you probably want to kick the habit before you head out. First of all, finding your fix might be a bit difficult in other countries and secondly, the penalties for buying illicit drugs in some countries might be quite prohibitive. 

Also, if you happen to overdose, how do you know they’ll have the medical expertise to bring you through it successfully? Be safe and get clean before you go. You’ll enjoy it so much better when your trip isn’t all in a fog too. 

Portion Control

Visiting a new country will open doors to new fruits, vegetables, and cuisine in general. The unfortunate thing is that the urge to sample all of these new delightful local dishes can easily add a few inches to your waistline that can take quite a while to remove.  

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The very best method of having your cake and eating it too is for you to practice portion control. It doesn’t matter if you’ll be doing the cooking or if you’ll be eating out, there are loads of tricks for portion control, like putting your meal on a plate that’s smaller than normal, or asking for your salad dressing to be on the side. Things like this can assist you with keeping your waistline in line while still allowing you to sample all of the fabulous local cuisine.

Meds

Getting ready for your trip can be just as stressful as it is exciting. It can be a simple thing to forget to pack your prescription medications. That serves as your reminder not to do that. Yes, you might be able to find some of the medications in whatever country you’re visiting, but even if you can find them, this can be seriously stressful and put a major damper on your trip. 

You should also check to see if your health care plan will cover you in the event you forget your meds or something happens to you while you’re out of the country.

Bike It

One great way for you to remain healthy while you’re abroad is to utilize a bicycle as one of your primary modes of transportation. You might not be able to do this if you’re to be traveling through a jungle or for very long distances, but to go into the city center and around town, it’s a great idea, a fantastic way to get a bit of exercise, and can actually give you a special type of appreciation for the world around you.

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Water

Adjusting to a foreign country can be difficult on your body if you aren’t fully hydrated. Changes in temperature or altitude can drastically alter the amount of fluid your body needs in order for it to work at its best. Listen to the cues your body gives you and drink plenty of water whenever you get thirsty. 

Vaccines

Before traveling abroad, it’s always a good idea to research the country you’re going to in order to learn about any recent outbreaks or common diseases so that you can get the right vaccines and necessary medications before your trip. If you begin experiencing symptoms of these conditions while you’re there, don’t hesitate to find the nearest hospital as soon as possible.  

It doesn’t matter where in the world you are – the unexpected can happen. Be sure that you’re prepared in the event of injury or illness by making sure you know where to go in whatever area you’re visiting to find the medical treatment you need.

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