As we slowly begin to see a decrease in COVID-19 illness in our communities, the desire to travel has started to increase. Planning trips can be stressful– packing suitcases, renewing passports, and scheduling itineraries. It can be easy for us to forget to prioritize our health during these times, but it’s more important than ever to practice healthy routines.
Staying healthy before and during a trip is essential in guaranteeing everything goes to plan. You wouldn’t want to miss a special dinner reservation because of the common cold! Luckily, there are some ways you can maintain your overall health and wellness while traveling. At AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock, we specialize in healthcare services that will decrease your risk for illness and make certain you have the best chance for a safe and healthy trip, wherever you go.
Whether you’re planning a ski trip to the mountains, or taking a flight to the Hawaiian islands, staying in good health is critical to a successful vacation. Maintaining your wellness during a trip can be easy– it’s not necessary to devote entire days to exercising at the gym. After all, you’re on vacation, and you should enjoy it! But, there are a few simple things you can do throughout your day to avoid missing out on the fun.
Here are a few suggestions we have toward maintaining health while traveling:
- Get plenty of sleep
- Hydrate throughout your vacation
- Protect your skin with SPF
- Update your vaccinations
- Stay active
- Don’t overdo it!
- Wash your hands frequently
- Visit an urgent care clinic prior to leaving
During an urgent care visit, medical professionals can guide you through any travel vaccinations that may be needed to help prevent you from contracting diseases while traveling. If you’ve never been vaccinated against hepatitis, AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock recommends getting the vaccine before you leave. Hepatitis A is a virus that is common to contract while traveling as it’s transmitted through contaminated food or water.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hepatitis, or other illnesses while traveling, AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock provides telemedicine visits for our patients. Telemedicine ensures patients can access care whenever they need to, allowing those that are traveling to have a flexible option for healthcare.
There is no 100% guarantee you won’t get sick following these tips, but they will certainly help minimize your risk. If you are on a trip and start experiencing symptoms of illness– whether that be a cold, flu, or something more serious– AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock provides quality health and wellness treatment for patients seven days a week. Prioritize your health when preparing for a trip and visit the clinic prior to your departure. Or, you can connect to providers through a dedicated, telehealth portal if you find yourself getting sick during your trip. If you have any more questions about staying healthy during a trip, or how telemedicine works, walk-in to the clinic today or call us directly at (303) 660-9700.