Summertime should be a time to recharge, have fun and forget about another cold winter. Unfortunately, traveling can be stressful for many reasons. Here are 3 blogs that will make your summer travel plans less stressful and more enjoyable.
1. First Aid Kit for Traveling With Kids: Great advice about what to do about those bumps, bruises and bites that plague little ones.
2.Travel Essentials this Summer: From sleep to colds, this supplement list will help your body stay healthy. Being prepared before you travel can make the difference between a miserable trip and a memorable one.
3.Healthy Eating and Exercise Travel Kit: Arm yourself with the tools you need to avoid the extra pounds that many of us gain when we travel.
Photo from here, with thanks.
We travel a lot. In the summer we head to the cottage every weekend (4 hours away to a remote Northern Ontario location), and we also make annual trips to somewhere warm. With two kids, it is important to have on hand a first aid kit that includes items that you are going to need in case of emergencies. We came to this realization when our oldest cut his hand and we didn’t even have polysporin (and neither did the little market that supplies everything for cottage country). Joe’s hand ended up fine after being washed with clean water and applying polysporin, which we found at a neighbor’s house. Lesson learned: be prepared.
Here is a list of items that I believe every parent/caretaker should have on hand for those moments when a local health food store/pharmacy isn’t available.
This information was posted back in the summer, but I figure that it applies to this time of year as well. Be well and stay healthy!
It’s a busy time of year for many of us, and while traveling should be relaxing and enjoyable, unfortunately, it can also be hard on your body. Recycled air on flights exposes you to cold and flu germs and jet lag can make you lose valuable days of vacation time. Eating foods that you are not used to can also cause digestive distress. Being prepared before you travel can make the difference between a miserable trip and a memorable one.
Here are some essential products for travel health:
Plane travel may interfere with the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycles. This might explain why airplane travel disrupts our sleeping patterns and why it takes a while for us to adjust to a new time zone. Studies suggest that Melatonin doubles the speed at which your body adjusts to the new time zone. Continue reading “Travel Health During the Holidays”