Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling for Spring Break

March 7, 2024

Whether you’re traveling with your family, or with your college friends, spring break is meant to be just that - a break. No one wants to return from spring break feeling sick and worn down. If you plan on traveling for spring break this year, it is important to take precautions to ensure that you can return from spring break in better health than when you left for break. If you’re in need of fast illness or injury care, visit AFC Urgent Care Back Bay for same-day healthcare services available to college students in Boston without an appointment 7 days a week. 

Schedule an Appointment

Get Directions

Illness Prevention Tips for College Spring Break

Get Enough Sleep

Although spring break is an opportunity to rest and recharge before the final few weeks of the semester, it can often bring the opposite results if you’re not careful. In recent years, spring break has provided college students with the perfect opportunity to get off campus and go somewhere new. Travel can be exhausting and tough on your body. Not only this, but airplanes and other public transportation can be a breeding ground for diseases to spread. If you’re sleep deprived, your immune system is compromised which makes you more susceptible to catching an illness. If you’re traveling for spring break, be sure to prioritize your sleep schedule so that you’re able to return to campus healthy and ready to finish the school year strong.

Stay Hydrated

When traveling, it can be difficult to remember to drink water. This fact, combined with the added stress of travel can cause dehydration to set in very quickly. It is vital that you maintain proper hydration to boost your immune system and ensure your body is able to protect itself from diseases it may be exposed to while traveling. If you’re traveling somewhere warm, staying hydrated is extra important. Your body may not be used to the sudden heat, which can cause heat exhaustion to happen quickly. Focusing on your hydration will also help you ensure that you have energy for your big adventure!

Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure

If you are traveling somewhere warm for spring break, use caution when in the sun. It may be tempting to want to get a jump start on your tan the second that you arrive, however, because your skin hasn’t seen full sun exposure in a while, you will burn more easily than you think. Always use a sunscreen with a high SPF and reapply regularly throughout the day. Sit somewhere with shade, so that you can get relief from the sun periodically.

Visit AFC Urgent Care Back Bay for Walk-In Injury & Illness Care

AFC Urgent Care Back Bay is conveniently located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, making it a convenient option for college students attending Emerson, Boston College, Boston University, Suffolk and Berkeley College. Our clinic offers extended business hours so that even the busiest college student or working professional can receive fast and reliable medical care. If you’re suffering from an illness and need fast diagnosis and treatment or have suffered from a severe sunburn while on vacation, AFC Urgent Care Back Bay is here to help.

Schedule an Appointment

Get Directions

Our clinic is available 7 days a week for walk-in care. We maintain short wait times so that you can get the care that you need and get back to your daily life! Our medical staff is board-certified and able to expertly treat a variety of common illnesses and injuries. Our clinic also offers a variety of travel vaccinations. Ensure that you’re ready for your upcoming trip by walking into AFC Urgent Care Back Bay. We accept most major medical insurance plans and offer affordable care options. For more information, contact us directly by calling (617) 869-0500.

Recent Blogs

About Our Services:

Call (617) 869-0500 for more information about our Boston, MA urgent care services.