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The Travel Edition
Year-end has always been a favorite time for planning overseas vacations with the family. We’ve all worked hard for the year, so what better than to end the year with a well-deserved holiday and adventure with our loved ones.
After all the anticipation and excitement making holiday plans, the last thing we want, is for our plans to go awry by catching some untimely bug. It is never fun to fall sick, but to be afflicted when we are about to embark on our holiday or even mid-way through, is definitely a huge dampener to the holiday mood.
While travelling has many perks, exposing our body and our immune system to a foreign environment and different foods than we are used to, can result in extra stress on our body as our body works to cope with changes in climate, environmental factors, difference in time zones and foods.
It is therefore important that you fortify your immunity and meet your body’s nutrition needs to keep yourself in tip-top condition and in the pink of health so that you can fully enjoy and embrace your holiday.
Some travel-friendly tips:
• Try to get as much rest as you can
Jet lag can cause insomnia and zap away at your energy level. Especially when travelling to places where there is a big difference in time zone. Try to regulate and attune your body clock by adapting to the local time zone and keeping a bottle of melatonin tablets handy may also prove useful in helping your body cope with jet lag. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is released by the pineal gland at night to help regulate your daily wake cycles.
• Avoid alcohol for at least a few days
Alcohol can affect your body’s sleep cycle and may further aggravate jet-lag symptoms. It also dehydrates your body. Drink in moderation and keep hydrated by drinking more water instead. It might send you to the toilet more often but your body will thank you for it.
• Bring along your own pillow or blanket
If you are someone who finds it difficult to fall asleep in a different bed or room, it might be helpful to bring along your own pillow or blanket to help you feel more comfortable and put you in the mood for sleep.
• Take a Vitamin B supplement
(B-Complex) are required by our body to help regulate energy metabolism. It promote better energy levels and also helps with our body’s stress coping mechanisms, including mood balance, so we are at our best to fully enjoy our holiday.
• Defend your digestive system
One of the highlights when it comes to travelling is the gastronomic adventures that are almost always in store. It is fun and exciting to discover new places to eat, new ingredients and new cuisines. This though can prove taxing on your stomach and your digestive system.
To avoid getting an upset tummy or a bout of travel diarrhea, IBS or constipation, consider fortifying your digestive system with a multi-strain probiotic supplement. A suitable-for-travel probiotic supplement would be GNC Probiotic Solutions Multi-Strain 25 Billion CFUs. Each capsule provides 25 billion clinically studied live active cultures consisting 16 strains of LAB4 Probiotics and multi-strain blend to provide you with optimal digestive and immune support. For best results, it is recommended to start taking your probiotics and digestive enzymes to build up your intestinal flora in preparation for your travel gastronomic indulgences. To play a pun on the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” would be “A probiotic a day keeps travel diarrhea at bay”.
• Boost your immunity
It's never fun to fall sick during your holiday, that's why it's important to start supplementing your daily diet with supplements to support your immunity before the trip. Try GNC Triple C 1000 , formulated with Vitamin C and other added ingredients to provide all-day antioxidant and immune support.
• Don’t forget your sunblock, moisturizer and skin health supplements
Whether you are travelling to a warm or cold climate, both can affect your skin’s condition. Protect your skin by keeping your sunblock and moisturizer handy. Take collagen supplements daily at least 2 weeks prior to your trip to help your skin cope better with the change in climate and bring along a facial mask as air in the plane can leave your skin dehydrated. Try LAC Taut Collagen Drink with Placenta which contains an effective 13,000mg dose of red snapper fish collagen as well as LAC Taut Collagen Mask that offers instant hydration, toning, brightening of your skin in just 7 minutes. While you nourish your tummy with good food, don’t forget that your skin requires some nourishments as well!
• Keep your joints healthy
Need we say more? A big part of travelling is to enjoy sightseeing, shopping and exploring what the city or country has to offer. Obviously that means work for our joints, so for those who might occasionally suffer from joint pain, it might pay off to keep some joint supplements handy. Tip: Joint supplements with MSM will help to provide some relief for inflamed and painful joints.
With all these tips in mind, we wish you happy holidays and a fabulous Christmas & New Year!