When you travel to new places, you must have been more conscious about your health. For example, you will likely hard to forget to always wash your hand after finishing your business in the bathroom or before eating. You will also more aware of the seat you take on the airplane. You will likely use wet wipes to make sure your seat is hygiene. However, it doesn’t mean you won’t be aware of other gross things you can do when travelling which can possibly sabotage your own health. During travel, traveler is more prone to sickness. It is due to the exhaustion, stress, weak immune system, or bad habits unconsciously done throughout the trip.
Avoid sabotaging your health when travelling
Travelling is supposed to be fun and all. However, it is sometimes disturbed by small incident or unnecessary mishaps. It is also often that travelers get sick in the middle of the journey which makes to really enjoy the trip. Here are examples of things that travelers often do which can sabotage health and you should avoid:
- Forgetting to sanitize your hands after using security bins is a mistake you can avoid. When you use bins at airport security it means you will deal with various germs. It is like the haven of germs so there is no way to get around it. You need to fight against germs by wiping down everything you place in the bin after using it. You have to know that every little box is teeming with bacteria. There are dangerous bacteria found in bins used to collect bags, shoes, and others. The level of fecal matter is high enough to make you sick. Thus, make sure to wipe down everything.
- Another thing that can sabotage your health is by using phone while eating. It is often that you switch between eating with your hands and touching your phone with the same hands. It provides easier route for bacteria to get in your mouth. It may sound a minor problem and you think that your body is strong enough to fight against bacteria. However, you never know when you are travelling.
- Drinking from water fountain is also risky and can sabotage your own health in the process. During your travel, you may find various public water sources to hydrate your body less expensively. However, not all water fountains is safe and free from dangerous bacteria. Some tests and studies prove that it is even riskier for pregnant women to drink from fountain because the level of bacteria is too high to count.
- Forgetting to wear sandals or flip flops when you use bathroom in your hotel room. For your information, fungus which can cause athlete’s foot can be found often in your private hotel room. Aside from the bathroom, the carpeted floors also not free from organism such as fungus. Thus, it is highly recommended to always wear sandals or flip flops during your stay in your hotel. It is more convenience and safe in many ways.