Cough! Sniffle! Sneeze! How to Stay Healthy on the Road.

how to stay healthy while travelingHow can you stay healthy while traveling? You might think it’s impossible if you read the news. This time last year the headlines were screaming “Ebola!” An epidemic was ravaging West Africa, infected patients were appearing in U.S. hospitals, and lawmakers considered implementing travel bans.

The outbreak that killed thousands is now contained, according to recent reports from the World Health Organisation, but epidemics like this make travelers consider staying home because, in the skies and on the road, you’re destined to come in contact with stuff that will make you sick.

By taking the right precautions, you can stay healthy and happy on your next vacation. Here’s how a number of road warriors stay healthy while traveling. Continue reading

10 Ways To Make Every Day A Vacation Day

Used all of your vacation days by April 1? Forgot to chip in on the weekend beach house rental? Avoiding the lunchroom because you don’t want to hear who’s going where next week? Don’t despair. Here are 10 ways to put a little getaway into every day.

1. Pack a beach towel in your briefcase. Take a 15-minute break from your desk and sit outside in the sun. If anyone asks, explain that your doctor recommended it as therapy for your low Vitamin D levels. If they continue to pry, gently remind them of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

2. Take an outdoor shower. Nothing feels better than showering under an open sky. If you don’t have one, a garden hose will do. Grab a bar of soap (Try “Sea Vegetable” from LUSH – smells like lime and seaweed.), lather up and let the sun dry you off. Then, take a bow for the neighbors.

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