Tips for Safe and Healthy Winter Travel
Winter holidays are always a busy time of the year. But for the LWH family it seems like we are always traveling for family visits, weekend getaways, and of course vacations when we can fit them in. But with holiday travel comes a few more germs and of course winter weather driving which is a little more difficult to navigate. Here are some great tips to help you and your family travel safely and stay healthy at the same time.
Wash Your Hands
Germs are everywhere and traveling by vehicle, trains, or planes means there are lots of germ sharing going on. Washing your hands frequently with warm soapy water is a great germ fighter. In our vehicles we always have anti-bacterial sanitizer and use it frequently.
When you are out and about during your winter travels, make sure that you are wearing the proper clothing. Protect yourself from harsh winds, snow, and rain. If you are trekking through the woods to pick out the perfect tree, for example, make sure you are wearing the right shoes to keep your feet warm and dry.
If you are driving to your destination, make sure you are following all of the proper car safety guidelines such as wearing seatbelts, etc. For long road trips, make sure to have your oil and other fluids checked. Keep an emergency kit in the event of an accident and always have the phone number for roadside assistance handy.
Another part of car safety is, of course, driving safely. Many people, especially those that live in warmer climates that don’t necessitate driving in winter weather, do not know how to maneuver in the event of ice or snow on the roads. Remember to follow traffic rules and give yourself some extra time to get to your destination.
Air travel is pretty notorious for being a source for colds and flu everywhere. Wash your hands and keep them away from your face. I always bring wipes to clean surfaces in my seat and of course the tray in front of me to help keep germs at bay. Remember to drink lots of water to help your body stay hydrated and prevent illness too. Traveling with pets? Check out these great tips to get your pets ready for air travel.
Eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh produce, getting plenty of vitamins, and staying hydrated on a daily basis are the key to staying healthy year round. A healthy diet, exercise, proper sleeping habits, and hydration are all part of a healthy immune system and can help you prevent illness even during the holidays when germs are ever present.
Keep your holidays merry and bright with these tips for safe and healthy winter travel. No matter where you are going or how you plan to get there, you can arrive safe and sound and avoid getting sick with these tips.
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