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Young people in a blue car near a beach, a man standing in front taking a photoSummer travel! It’s that time of year to visit relatives, journey to beaches and other exciting new places, all while dashing to make your flight on time, and feasting on airport food.

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So, is there any way to travel while keeping things tight, right…and healthy?

Yes!

Experts agree that the below tips are great ways to burn calories and stay active and healthy while traveling during the summer travel season.

1. Check-In With Your Doctor

It is always a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to travel and make sure that all immunizations are up to date for your destination. If you take medications make sure that all prescriptions are current and that you have enough medication to make it through your trip.

2. Move Around Frequently

Stiff muscles, sore joints, and potentially more serious health concerns may result from remaining stationary during long trips. When flying, make sure to get up, stretch, and move around frequently when it is safe to do so. Avoid sitting with your legs crossed for extended periods of time and change positions every once in awhile.

If you are driving, try to stop at numerous visitor centers, rest areas, and other safe places along your route. When you pull over for a break, make an effort to do a full series of stretches, especially focusing on the arms, back and legs, as these areas can fatigue quickly while driving.

3. Wash Your Hands

You will undoubtedly come into contact with germs as you pass through public travel spaces. Restrooms, railings on escalators, even the tray tables on aircrafts and trains can contain bacteria. Make sure to reduce your risk of illness by washing your hands frequently with soap and water or by using a hand sanitizing gel.

4. Stay Hydrated

Summer Travel Tips That Will Keep You Fit was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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