There’s nothing worse than coming down with a cold on the first day of vacation. Or perhaps you’re traveling for a business meeting and are feeling under the weather when you need to meet with an important client.
Yes, traveling through different time zones can place stress on your immune system. To keep yourself healthy and strong the next time you get away, consider these helpful tips:
- Supplement with Echinacea. Echinacea is an herb that has been proven to boost the immune system. It’s best to take this natural remedy five days before a vacation or business trip and five days after you return.
- Keep your socks on. While you’ll be required to remove your shoes to pass through airport security, keep your socks on to avoid picking up germs on your bare feet.
- Sip on chamomile tea. One of the best ways to relieve stress on a business trip is by enjoying a cup of chamomile tea at night to ease tension and promote relaxation. Chamomile also works as a sedative to ensure that you will get a good night of rest.
- Wash your hands regularly. Washing your hands throughout the day as you enter new environments will kill germs that are easy to pick up on doorknobs and in airport restrooms. Before taking your seat on a plane, take the extra precaution to wipe down armrests and the tray table with an antibacterial wipe prior to takeoff.