Tips to Boost Your Immunities When Traveling
Travel season is here and the last thing anyone wants when they head out on that much-anticipated trip is to get bogged down with an illness when traveling. Packing the right medications for a trip is one way to prepare yourself in case something comes up while you’re off, jet-setting and exploring the world. The best way to prepare is to boost your immunities, all year long.
But how do you boost your immunities?
Here are four tips to boost your immunities when traveling:
1. Get enough vitamin C and probiotics in your diet.
Vitamin C tablets are a great way to ensure you’re getting the proper amount of immunity boosting. Daily probiotics are also a great way to be absolutely certain you’re doing what’s needed to keep everything in tip top shape.
Both are available over-the-counter at CVS Pharmacy. If tablets and vitamins aren’t your jam, spend some time researching vitamin C and probiotic rich recipes to incorporate them into your regular diet.
2. Exercise regularly.
Whether it’s 5-minutes here and there or a full-on workout routine, exercising regularly can help your immune system fight infection.
Not only does moving your body help to boost your immune system for those times when you’re heading off on an adventure, it boosts your energy for day-to-day activities.
3. Get enough sleep.
This may be the toughest tip on the list. Sleeping is usually an after-thought for most people.
Especially parents, working professionals, and people generally on-the-go. Studies show that well-rested people who get a flu shot developed stronger protection against the illness. Which leads me to this final tip…
4. Make sure all of your vaccinations are up to date.
Vaccines safely develop immunity to diseases and help the body fight infection. Having somewhere like CVS MinuteClinic available to keep your vaccines up to date is a great stop as you prepare to travel. MinuteClinic also has travel health services including vaccinations you may need for international travel.
CVS Pharmacy also offers vaccines for many common communicable diseases including chickenpox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR, meningitis and more. And with more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics locations it’s more convenient than ever to get the vaccinations you need every day, evenings and weekends, and many with no appointment necessary. For a location nearest you, use the store locator feature on www.cvs.com/getvaccinated. CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic accept more than 5,000 health plans for vaccinations. Your out-of-pocket cost, if any, will depend on your specific insurance plan.
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