How to Stay Healthy while Travelling

It is so common for people on vacation to be struck by colds, mild food poisoning, sunburns, or other ailments that experts believe some might be doing it on purpose.
Even for those who are enjoying their trip, getting sick or injured in a foreign land not only takes away from the fun of travelling but may also result in unexpected expenses and delays.
Often, it ends up being the part they remember most clearly about the vacation. Here are some tips to help travellers stay healthy so that they can remember what’s worth remembering about their travels or camping tent reviews experiences.

Before the Trip

According to the BBC, many people become sick on vacation because, before departure, they spend extra hours at work to prepare for their absence. The stress of overworking and meeting deadlines results in increased levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which weakens the immune system. Some people may even already be ill, but merely not notice the symptoms until they have left the desk and started to relax. Studies show people tend to feel their symptoms are worse when they are less busy. To stay healthy on vacation, try not to condense all the responsibilities of work and home into the time leading up to the trip.

Land, Air, or Sea?

relax-at-all-timeUp to 20 percent of passengers catch colds on some flights, and the risk of illness increases on longer-haul flights. It is because the air in a plane is less humid than in normal environments, which thickens the mucus in the nasal passages and lungs, affecting their response to airborne bacteria and antigens.
At the same time, flying also puts people in extremely close contact with others for long periods. The Aerospace Medical Association lists some other health issues passengers usually face, such as increased circulatory issues, jet lag, and so on.

While it is impractical to forego air travel completely, consider travelling by car, boat, or other methods more often — they might also make for more interesting travel stories.

Food & Drink

On some vacations, it may be enough to order food and drink from respectable-looking places that appear to take some care with food prep sanitation. On others, such as camping excursions, travellers are responsible for their meals and drinking water.

Campers should always bring water purification tablets or filters along with their supplies, as even the cleanest spring water anywhere in the world can and do contain bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.

Only fetching the water far from human traffic and removing visible particles is not enough. The Heart & Stroke Foundation also recommends preparing healthier camp meals than marshmallows and hot dogs — as delicious as they are. Consider marinating and freezing lean white or red meat a few days in advance, and bringing them in a cooler full of ice. Pack canned fish, vegetables, and healthy muffins for the trip, to ensure that campers stay healthy and energetic during their isolation in the great outdoors.

Med Kit

Travel writers may recommend leaving medication at home, claiming, for example, that Aspirin is sold worldwide. In reality, however, many travellers face difficulties buying painkillers, antacids, or other necessary health supplies in an unfamiliar country, particularly if there is a language barrier. Tylenol, acetaminophen, and Tums may not ring a bell with small-town pharmacists in Europe, for instance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge travellers to bring not only their prescription medication and anything they may need for allergic reactions, but also over-the-counter medicine for diarrhoea, motion sickness, pain or fever, and heartburn. Depending on the travel destination, malaria pills and other preventative medication may also be necessary. To be on the safe side, travellers should also consider bringing insect repellent, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, a first aid kit, and — as mentioned for campers — water purification supplies.

While it may sound like a hassle to pack health supplies and healthy food for what may be a brief journey, consider the time and money that would be lost due to a vacation illness. Follow these tips, forget about the extra items in the luggage, and be prepared to see great things out in the world while feeling great inside.

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Natural Beauty Starts With You

Contrary to common perception, you need not have a ballooning bank account or plenty of time to attain smoother skin or bouncy, shiny hair. In fact, all you need are some simple, natural beauty tips to get you started on the path to beauty redemption.

You would be surprised at just how easy it is, to bring out the best in you.

Natural Beauty

a natural beauty girlThe Olive Oil Hand Treatment – are you embarrassed by how rough your hands are?
Well, fret not as all you need to do is soak them in olive oil for five minutes, twice a week. After just three weeks, you should be able to notice a significant difference as you bask in the smoothness.

Grape Treatment – grapes are great exfoliates and hence, even better for your skin than body – at least when it comes to wine.

That aside, cut your grapes in half and then proceed to rub the parts on your washed skin.

The acids produced will provide a radiant complexion and natural glow that is pretty hard to come by.

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Considering IPL Hair Removal? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Hair removal for really has been a widespread practice among women and men in various cultures through the centuries. The advantages range from cosmetic to practical, and with today’s technology, many people are turning to professional services for help. Laser hair removal, or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), has been around long enough to be refined to the industry standards, beating out waxing and shaving without contest. If you’re looking for smooth, permanent results, you should consider laser removal.

About IPL

The laser hair removal process depends on the principle of selective photo thermolysis; that is the ability to have a strong enough beam to cut the unwanted hair without damaging the surrounding skin. The best way to get permanent depilatory services is to receive it from a credible epilation facility–for example, a reputable laser depilatory salon which specialises in IPL. Professionals with years of practice can conduct laser hair removal with little discomfort to the patient, and the results both look incredible and last a long time.

Why Choose A Professional?

removing hair on your dirty cuntThere are many kinds of hair removal choices in the market. Some of these are inexpensive and can be practised at home with a strip of shaving wax or a new razor, but many have concluded that the higher expenses of professional service are well worth the long-term results.

As the potency of IPL hair removal has led to its becoming one of the best-known methods for eliminating hair, a growing number of people have gotten interested in seeking the best services available for the job.

Exploring laser depilation ought to be first on your list of choices if you’re struggling with unwanted body hair. There are various depilatory methods that you can try at home, but shaving and wax are only temporary. Laser hair removal is safe and reliable, and it’s by far the most effective.

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Laser Hair Removal: Does It Hurt?

When people go into any procedure involving an alteration to their body, there is always that worrisome query: is it going to hurt? The answer varies because you could be awake or you could be knocked out stone cold. But what about laser hair removal? A lot of folks do it, but does it hurt? This question floats around a lot with people who want to go through it, and to put your mind at ease; I’ll go ahead and give it to you straight.

Yes, sweet cheese n crackers, it’s going to hurt. Honestly, this is to be expected; as you ARE taking a laser to your bare skin. Now, me? I’ve had it done before, and it’s nothing that you will come out of the clinic smiling about.

“But, how badly?”

Well, again, it varies with the sensitivity of the patient. For dark-skinned folks, the laser tends to hurt a little bit more. Lighter the skin, lesser the pain. To be blunt, it DOES hurt pretty bad; for everyone who does it. There’s no sugar coating that. To put the feeling into words, imagine a little-heated band being repeatedly snapped against your skin, though, instead of an obnoxious fifth grader doing it, there’s a grown aesthetician that you’re still not allowed to pulverise.

I wish I could say you can rest assured, but it doesn’t stop there, because one procedure session lasts about an hour to an hour and a half for your leg and back, though less broad parts = less time. And this is assuming you already know that you are going to need to go to the clinic over four times spanning over weeks to get the full treatment.

The pain can be lessened

a Brazilian wax sessionNow, now, remember that there ARE ways to lessen the pain during the procedure. Sometimes your aesthetician will give you this funny-looking cream that’s supposed to reduce the pain, but in my opinion? Just bring a stress ball, and a dictionary of some creative cuss words you can hiss while you’re going through it. Go to your happy place, whatever it takes that makes the pain go away for you.

You may feel bummed after reading this because anyone would feel discouraged when they learn they’ll be paying 500 to 1,000 buckaroos for thirty minutes of pain. BUT, remember, there’s a bright side to everything, and in my opinion, laser hair removal is worth it because not only does it get rid of all that pesky hair, but that hair stays gone for quite some time. And yeah, eventually it’ll grow back, but there’s no doubt that laser hair removal scares your hair growth away for quite some time.

So again, yes; it’s going to suck. But I think you’ll be alright, just bring a stress ball, bring a friend you can yell vulgarities at, and go to your happy place. And remember, no slapping the esthetician!

Increase Your Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Health and Nutrition experts recommend we eat five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily. When planning meals, at least 1/2 of your plate should be vegetables and/or fruit. While this might seem daunting, even the most stubborn fruit and vegetable haters can change their diet to eat more fresh produce.

Easy Access

If you don’t keep fresh produce handy, you won’t eat it. You’ll be even less likely if you keep junk food available. So start by buying your favourite two or three fruits and vegetables, and keep them in sight and easily accessible. Keep a fruit bowl with bananas, apples, and oranges. Cut back on the amount of junk food, and put it out of sight. Prep your fresh produce as soon as you get home, that way it will always be ready to eat.

Look for Opportunities

If you’re not ready to eat full servings of fruits and vegetables by themselves, find ways to add them to the current foods you eat. For example, perk up your salads by adding fruit such as blueberries, sliced strawberries, mandarine oranges, apple slices, and pear slices. Add extra vegetables to your soups. At breakfast, add bananas or berries to your cereal or add veggies to your omelette.

Learn to Cook

One of the most effective ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake is to eat more meals at home. Fast foods and restaurant foods often contain very little fruits and vegetables. If you’re not sure where to start, search Pinterest or buy a new cookbook for inspiration.

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If you are running short on time, try a smoothie for your meal. In addition to your favourite fruits, try adding spinach or kale.

Change Your Snacks

Start snacking on fruits such as apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes. They don’t require any preparation, and you can take them with you anywhere. Also, try some vegetables for a snack, such as baby carrots.

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Recent Changes in Dietary Advice You Might Want to Know

choose my plate govEveryone knows that we should eat a balanced diet, but we come across bumps in the road of life that divert our attention from ourselves and our families, and what we eat, all too often. Once in a great while is to be expected, but missing regular meals, or skipping large portions of them, can lead to a lack of vitamins and minerals over time. You as an adult need these to maintain your body, and your growing children need these nutrients to grow up healthy and strong. Without them, all age groups’ health can suffer.

There’s some newer information that you might want to know about this that will help you relax about your dietary intake.
Nutritionists used to say that every meal had to have all of the basic food groups in it, and for vegetarians and vegans, that a complete protein couldn’t be made unless all components were included in the same meal. Recently, these pieces of advice have changed.

Now, nutritionists explain that this is true for a 24 – 36 hour period of time, not the much smaller window of the past. So if you are on the run between soccer practice, a birthday party, a dentist visit, and the task of paying the utilities in person, you might want to know that your family won’t suffer just because you forgot to include a vegetable with the evening meal, and forgot to pack the kids’ snack bags with a piece of fruit the next day.

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For vegans and vegetarians, those days of trying to fit all the basic aspects of a complete protein into one meal are gone. Now you can include part here in one meal, another later as a snack, and have a complete protein. There’s no reason to gorge yourself trying to fit it all into one part of the day. You don’t have to create the same meals all the time anymore, either. Your body is smart enough to store these nutrients short-term, in hopes that your body will consume the missing components.

Taking Care of Your Platinum Blonde Hair

You’ve taken the leap and made the change. You went platinum blonde with your hair, and now you’re wondering how to take care of it. If not treated, platinum blonde hair can turn brassy or extremely dry. You’ve spent the time and money to transform your hairstyle; you should also invest the energy to take keep it looking great!

Shampoo and Conditioner

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Use a good toning shampoo for platinum blonde hair. Dark purple shampoos work best for platinum blondes. Purple is opposite yellow on the colour wheel. This keeps your hair from becoming brassy or yellowing. Here are two to consider:
— Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo and Conditioner
— Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Shampoo and Conditioner

Alternate this with a hydrating shampoo. Since bleaching dries your hair out, you need to keep it moisturised and hydrated. Here is a great one to try:
— Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner
— Pureology Strength Cure Cleansing Conditioner

However, don’t overdo it. Do not wash your hair daily. Try every other day, at least. In between, try using a dry shampoo, such as Klorane Laboratories Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk.

Deep Conditioning

Bleaching your hair is damaging and makes your hair dry and brittle. You can combat this by using a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Try one of these hair masks:
— Phyto Keratine Ultra Repair Mask
— Drybar Mudslide Nourishing Hair Mask

Coconut oil is also great to use on your hair for moisturising. Work it into your hair and leave on for about an hour before washing.

Touch Up and Trim

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Since bleaching does dry out your hair, you will be more prone to split ends. Every 4-6 weeks, get the dead and split ends trimmed and touch up your roots. Dark roots are much more noticeable with platinum blonde hair. Even if you do like the look of visible roots, getting regular touch-ups prevents getting the yellow rings sometimes noticeable after infrequent bleaching.

Protect Your Hair

Limit exposure to the sun. Wear a hat or scarf when you are in the sun. Also, decrease the amount of heat styling you use on your hair. Let your hair air-dry as much as possible. Avoid overusing flat or curling irons. Use low heat settings.