THINGS TO DO
Keeping clean hands is the best way to prevent infections and illnesses. And keep your hands away from your face and mouth. Most viruses are spread from hand to mouth
GET UP AND MOVE AROUND
Whether you are travelling by plain, train, or automobile try to get up and move around to keep the blood moving to avoid blood clots, to avoid getting stiff by changing position, and to change your activity.
ONE CUP AN HOUR
Try to drink one cup (8 ounces or 250 ml) for every hour you are travelling, especially by air. The low humidity at high altitudes makes the air cabin very dry on both our airways (which makes you more susceptible for airborne viruses and bacteria) and is very constipating. I know you want to use airplane toilets as little as possible but staying hydrated makes you enjoy the rest of your trip better.
PACK A NUTRITIONAL SNACK TO KEEP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR STEADY
Plan to take some fun healthy snacks with you. Don't count on airport, plane, and gas station food. Think of fruits, nuts and seeds, or veggie sticks. (Remember for air travel if the homous is already on the crackers it will make it through security but if it is separate, in its own container it won't)
MAKE SURE YOU GET SOME SLEEP
For car travel a minimum of 6 hours sleep the night before and during the trip is a BCAA recommendation. As for air, the more tired you are the more susceptible you are to catching things.
PREPARE FOR DELAYS
Whether it's due to road conditions, accidents, or weather. Always have your car packed with warm clothes and plenty or water. And your carry on with a toothbrush, underwear, a clean t shirt and your supplements and medications.
THINGS NOT TO DO
DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL ON YOUR FLIGHT
Alcohol is dehydrating, interferes with sleep, and suppresses the immune system. Since it's not free anymore what's the point anyways.
DON’T GO TO SLEEP THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE
Have a shower on your arrival and go for a walk, this will help you sleep better and deal with the jet lag faster.
DON’T OVERLOAD YOUR SCHEDULE
Try to only schedule one activity/day. Your body, mind and energy levels will thank you for it. If you are visiting friends and relatives, invite them all to a gathering at once, whether at a home or in a café, pub, or park. Once they have all been invited, it's up to them to make the effort so you are not taking all your time visiting them individually.
DON’T FORGET TO WINTERIZE YOUR CAR
That includes tires (check the spare), chargers, flashlights, and a first aid kit.