Traveling during the holidays can oftentimes be a moderately stressful experience. From the long lines at the airport to the overpacked planes, it can be difficult to prioritize your health and wellness during your journey. Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, or train, it’s important to stay healthy while on the go. Fortunately, with just a few simple tips, you can have a healthier and more enjoyable holiday travel experience.
If you’ve sustained any general illness or accidental injury after your holiday travels, come visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for same-day treatment. Our team of experienced medical providers can provide quality travel health services for patients of all ages, no appointment necessary.
Stay Hydrated and Pack Healthy Snacks
Staying hydrated is always important, but even more crucial while traveling. It’s easy to get dehydrated when traveling for the holidays, especially in the dry, recycled air of a plane. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid sugary drinks and alcohol. Also, consider carrying a reusable water bottle with you and refilling it regularly throughout your journey.
Packing healthy snacks is another great tip for holiday travel. Airport and airplane food can be expensive and unhealthy. Pack your own snacks such as granola bars, nuts, and fruit. This will keep you full and energized and help you make healthier food choices.
Get Your Body Moving When You Can
Sitting for long periods of time can be hard on your body. Get up and move around as often as you can. Take a walk around the airport or do simple stretches on the plane. This will help keep your muscles loose and your circulation flowing. Although sitting on an airplane may not be an ideal time to get exercise, you can still incorporate movement during your trip. Staying active is beneficial for your physical and mental health. It also keeps you on track with your health goals, which can be exceedingly important during the holidays. If you have additional questions about how to stay active, visit AFC Short Hills for family care today.
Stay Up-to-Date with Recommended Vaccines
Christmas and New Years typically brings people together, which makes it more important than ever to make sure you’re healthy beforehand. Additionally, the airport is a hub of activity where you will probably be in close proximity to other sick people. When we are in close proximity to others, the chance of getting sick increases. We highly recommend that all people get their flu shot before traveling, to reduce the risk of getting infected with influenza, and potentially spreading it to your loved ones. Visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills any day of the week to receive your flu shot or other recommended travel vaccines. It may also be a good idea to have a medical card with your/your family members’ allergies, medications and immunizations when traveling.
Visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for Same-Day Care
This holiday season, visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for walk-in services whether you’re traveling or not. We are experienced in helping families develop the most effective treatment plan for a variety of general illnesses. AFC Short Hills is open seven days a week, with walk-in visits always welcomed and most major insurance carriers accepted. Low-cost treatment is available for self-paying patients. For more information about holiday health tips please call us directly at (973) 671-5350.