When setting off on vacation, it’s typical to focus on essentials like clothing, passports, and money. However, it’s also important to pack health and wellness essentials that you’ll need during your travels. We’ve listed some must-have items that belong in your suitcase.
Medication & Supplements
If you take daily medications, you shouldn’t be leaving these at home. Any medications you take at home you should also be taking while away. It’s also wise to keep some supplements such as multivitamins and over-the-counter medications such as antacids handy, as well.
Hopefully you already planned on packing clothing, but what we had in mind is more focused on your health and wellness. If you plan to go somewhere hot and sunny, lightweight and light-colored clothing are essential. On the other hand, if you’re planning to go to a colder destination, packing for the weather is crucial to prevent hypothermia and frostbite.
When planning to partake in physical activity during vacation, you’ll also want to make sure you have appropriate clothing to do so. Activities such as swimming are also something to keep in mind so don’t forget your bathing suit and towels!
While you may plan to exercise while away, sneakers are definitely a must but it’s not the only reason you should bring these along. During your vacation, you may find yourself walking more than usual or going on excursions that require hiking or far distances.
The sneakers you take also shouldn’t be brand new. Take a pair of shoes with you that is “broken in” to reduce your risk at developing blisters.
Protecting your skin from harsh UV rays is important for your health to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Bringing sunscreen with appropriate SPF and head protection such as hats will help you protect your skin from potential sun damage. In the chance that you develop sunburn during your travels packing aloe for pain relief can also be helpful.
During your travels, you may find yourself limited to running water at times. Having hand sanitizer readily available will allow you to sufficiently “wash” your hands when you need to. Don’t forget to always use this before eating and after using the bathroom!
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