5 Tips for Staying Healthy Before Travelling

Staying healthy on your journey is a must. Nobody would like to spend their voyage sick. Jet lag, junk food, a lot of stress and the different environment really put your immune system at the test. That's why you need to build a strong immune system before you take off. 

A good immune system can't be built overnight. No supplement or pill can help you regain your health. The best way to be and stay healthy while you travel is to maintain healthy habits weeks and months before your journey.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy Before Travelling


1. Exercise

To keep your body healthy and to improve your stamina, you should workout at least 3 times a week. In the meantime, be active as much as possible. Physical activity improves your blood circulation and maintains a healthy weight. Exercising leads to a healthier body with a stronger immune system. It improves your physical and mental health. 

Daily workouts or physical activity that last at least 30 minutes are enough to boost your white blood cells back into circulation. In addition to that, you’ll be fitter for your vacation. Walking up to 10 kilometers wouldn’t be a problem for you, as you’ve built your strength before travelling.

 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Before Travelling

2. Get enough sleep

Our daily lives are stressful enough without a lack of sleep. If we don't sleep well, our mind and body can't rest and regenerate from the previous day, causing us to feel tired and fatigued all the time. If your body is tired, it doesn’t have enough strength to work on developing and keeping a good immune system. Lack of sleep makes your body vulnerable to various diseases and illnesses. 

 For a healthier brain and overall body, you must sleep at least 8 hours every night. During the night, neurons in your brain regenerate and get stronger, so we can think better and clearer the next day.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy Before Travelling

3. Maintain a healthy diet

Just like you need to regularly exercise and have good quality sleep, you need to have a healthy diet plan. To boost your immune system, you need to take all the necessary nutrients. Your body requires a healthy and balanced meal plan that consists of vitamins, proteins and minerals. 

Consider avoiding or excluding carbs from your diets because they are not easy to digest. Instead of carbs, include ingredients high in fibre. In addition to a healthy diet, you must drink at least 8 glasses of water to keep your body hydrated. Avoid juices, fizzy and sugary drinks as they are not good for your health.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy Before Travelling

4. Visit a doctor and a dentist

Visiting a general practitioner before you take off is always a good idea. He can do a whole-body check and make sure you’re well, healthy and ready to go. He can also prescribe you some medication in case of an emergency. Besides that, taking care of your oral health is crucial. Imagine going on the trip with a terrible toothache. You wouldn’t be able to relax and enjoy your journey. 

So, before you pack your bags and go, make sure to pay dental clinic a visit for a regular teeth checkup. Professional dentists can fix your teeth and apply adequate treatment for your issues before you hit the road. Don’t neglect your oral hygiene as it can be a root of many other health-related problems.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy Before Travelling

5. Minimise the stress

You always hear people telling each other to stress less. How can one even do that?! Stress is closely linked to your health and body. Every time we stress, we unintentionally weaken our immunity because our resources are wasted on the overthinking, stress-related pain and other symptoms. So, to minimise your travel stress, make sure you have everything you need to pack your suitcase in time. Arrive at the station or the airport at least one to two hours before departure to check in your luggage and tickets.


Staying healthy while travelling is very important. However, you need to work on your health a couple of weeks before your trip. These are only some tips that can help you boost your immune system and increase your well-being.

Guest post written by Jasmine Anderson, a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Australia. She is an incurable daydreamer, who finds inspiration in little, everyday moments. Spending time at her cozy home office with her two cats, writing her blog, is her favorite thing in the world.