7 Expert-Backed Tips For Staying Healthy On Your Next Big Trip

As spring approaches, you may be thinking about this year’s summer getaway. Or maybe you’re an Type A planner who is already booking a Thanksgiving or Christmas trip. Whatever your travel style, here's something you probably haven't considered: How to stay healthy while abroad. While you probably won’t make a Pinterest board of vaccinations with the same enthusiasm as you pin must-eat pastries and stylish travel outfits, taking care of your health on a trip might just save your life. Here are seven tips to help keep your vacations as stress- and sickness-free as possible:  1. First, call your doctor. Your first call while planning a trip should be to a health care provider who can advise you on vaccinations, medication and other pertinent factors -- like your itinerary. "A travel health provider can help refine your itinerary to minimize the risk of getting many diseases such as malaria or yellow fever by helping you avoid areas where those diseases are spread within certain countries,” says pharmacist Tania Gregorian, who specializes in travel at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. "I’ve seen many travelers who wish they’d talked to me before planning their trip, because they may have skipped a destination or two if it meant avoiding risk for malaria." 2. Take the vaccine recommendations for your destination seriously. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details every country's recommende...
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