The World First Wander: preparation, coeliac disease and sunburn.
Welcome to anotherÂ instalmentÂ of the World First Wander, our weekly look at whatâs hot in travel writing and blogging. This weekÂ weÂ look at health, fitness and travelling with a medical condition.
When you travel it can sometimes be tricky to stay fit and healthy â especially if you are eating fast food, not getting as much exercise as youâd like or are struggling to get to grips with local health issues. However, a few of our favourite travel bloggers have some great advice for doing exactly that, no matter where you roam. Letâs hit the road with themâŠ
Sometimes preparation is everything, which is where we begin this week with @Englishmum and her top five tips for travel health. She has some interesting facts about the amount of sun protection we need â itâs more than you think! Have a read, itâs well worth a look.
If you need more on practicing safe sun then you only have to check out our own blog and a couple of recent articles. Check out our World First guide to sun protection: Do you practice safe sun?Â and The sun has got its hat on. But have you?
Another blogger who is all about the preparation this week is @travelhack. She has some fantastic tips for getting fit for travel before you go. It doesnât have to be âbeach body fitâ, just fit enough to be well and stay well during you r stay. Check out Easy health and fitness tips to get holiday fit.
Rick Steves is another blogger who knows how to stay healthy whilst on his travels. So we hand over to Rick Steves Europe now for some really great Tips for healthy, happy travels. Some really good advice there, especially the section on drinking water.
When it comes to official advice there is only one website to visit, and thatâs The Foreign and Commonwealth Officeâs site, Know before you go â staying safe and healthy abroad. Read it before anything else!
Here at World First we insure 1000s of people who travel with 1000s of different medical conditions. Gout is among them, so when we spotted Traveling abroad with gout from Lisa Stollman we wanted to include it here. Have a read if you are one of the many who suffer.
Another common condition we insure is Celiac Disease. If you travel with coeliac disease â we know itâs not easy â then you will pick up some great advice from Roger Elliot who runs the Celiac Travel website (US spelling!). Have a look at his Gluten Free Travel Stories for more brilliant tips on travelling gluten free.
Having specialist dietary requirements can cause problems for travellers. It often means having to plan a little more than your average traveller. Yoga teacher and avocado lover Alex from Delish Knowledge has some tips and tricks in her recent post ten easy tips to stay healthy while travelling.
Feeling good? Great. Have a good trip.
Until next time.
P.S. Got any tips for staying healthy while travelling? Let us know!