How to Stay Healthy Traveling During Cold and Flu Season

Take extra precautionary measures in the upcoming months to avoid illness.

Cold and flu season is in full effect. There is no way around it. Airports are one place where germs travel freely. If you want to avoid catching someone else’s illness while traveling for business, it’s important to take as many precautionary measures concerning your health as possible pre-flight. That way, you’re not traveling to a different location and bringing a cold or flu to another population of people.

The following list of suggestions help you stay healthy while traveling during cold and flu season:

  • Stay active. Engage in physical activity as much as possible. Hike, bike, walk, swim, or even do yoga inside your hotel room. Make it a point to break a sweat as often as you can.
  • Book a hotel or resort with a wellness theme. Take advantage of all the services they make available to you and increase your health and happiness. It’s incredible to think of how much having a gym, swimming pool, sauna, and masseuse onsite helps.
  • Eat healthily and stay hydrated. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and make it a point to sip from it often. Know just how dehydrating air travel can be and take a proactive stance to drink H2O.
  • Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer when possible. Avoid as many germs as you possibly can by being diligent about scrubbing up after touching items in public spaces. You’ll be able to avoid many of the germs that other people come into contact with each day unknowingly.

Don’t get sidelined by an unexpected illness as a corporate traveler. Remain prepared for anything to happen. By planning for the worst, you can expect the best. Even if someone who is ill exposes you to their germs, you won’t catch them because you’ve strengthened your immune system considerably. Err on the side of caution, so you don’t spend the duration of your trip feeling sick and miserable.