Do your vacations become painful when you travel a lot? Now don’t let this happen with you. Even if getting to your vacation holiday is less than pleasant, there are ways to decrease the pain and strain on your body. This will show you how.
It is almost expected that you will suffer at least some minor aches and pains while traveling. This is because of lack of activity and keeping your body in the same position for an extended period of time.
It is often found that travelers have little control over their traveling conditions – they might endure long waits, endless hours in a seated or standing position, heavy bags to haul at odd angles, and cramped quarters that don’t allow for much movement or stretching. This article will help you know tips for prevention and treating aches and pains.
1) Sit comfortably
Adjust your seat so it is as comfortable as possible. You can also use a pillow, blanket or traveling neck rest to support your lower back or neck.
2) Reduce Stress
Whenever you are physically or mentally stressed your muscles contract and tighten. Try to relax you body and mind.
Always carry less and light luggage when every you travel. This will avoid the stress of checking your luggage and maintaining it.
4) Give yourself space
Keep your luggage in hotel and do not carry it with you. This will make you feel relaxed.
5) Avoid Working When You Travel
Avoid taking your laptop with you to work when you are going for a holiday. Working on a laptop or other projects can cause eyestrain, odd back/body position and added stress. And if you are not traveling out of holiday then try to do less work on your laptop.
Take A Break
If you are driving then take frequent breaks and try to stretch your body or take a small walk or stand outside your vehicle for a while. This will help you reduce your strain.
If you are traveling in train or bus take a aisle seat. This will give you at least a little extra room to do stretches. This will also help to prevent blood clots in the legs (deep venous thrombosis), which is one of the most dangerous travel maladies.
Take Proper Care
Sleep well when you are out. Don’t get careless with your diet. Try to eat well and drink plenty of fluids while traveling. This will prevent you from dehydration and a lack of nutrients like potassium can increase your risk of getting aches and pains while traveling.
Also don’t forget to exercise.
Don’t wear uncomfortable and tight clothes.
Always take first aid with you. Also keep pain relievers which could include acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin.
Try to give yourself a mini massage with the help of your family members or friends.
Its Time to Seek Medical Treatment
If you have fever and also your body is aching at the same time you must go for a medical treatment.
Also if your aches are severe or continue even after stretching, massage and/or over-the-counter medication.
If you have swelling, abdominal pain weight loss etc you must take medical help.
If the pain travels down the limbs.