22 November 2016
As the excitement of winter holidays is on its way and we have already started packing our bags for the upcoming ski resort adventures, late November is a good time to think about protecting ourselves from the seasonal colds and flus lurking just around the corner and hoping to ruin all the fun. That is why you should take a look through these 7 proven ways to get sick in winter – and make sure you avoid them.
Lack of sleep will make you more prone to illness and infections. Quality sleep gives our day a fresh start and keeps our spirits high. Doctors say that moods affect our immune system too. So if you missed out on sleep and feel low, then you are even more likely to get ill during your trip.
It’s a sure way of raising your chances of having a medical problem! Always pack medication you may need and spares if you have them. Local pharmacies might present language barriers, availability and different formulas for seemingly simple medicines, so it may make it tricky to buy something that suits you. Don’t underestimate the benefits of a first-aid kit you’ve brought from home. If you already have a health condition, make sure you carry your medication in your hand luggage. Obtain suitable travel insurance, ensure that you have followed the pre-existing medical declaration terms and know how to undergo pre-existing medical conditions screening.