8 Healthy Travel Tips for a Safe & Fun Summer

We’re now over a year into the pandemic, and with summer around the corner you’re likely getting a case of the travel bug. And as hospitalizations and positivity rates continue to decline in the U.S. and more people get vaccinated, restrictions are gradually being lifted. You can feel it in the summer air: a sense of normalcy is nearing.

With summer fun and vacations on your mind, it’s important to take preventative measures and stay safe this season too! This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing eight travel tips to help you have a vibrant and healthy summer.

Try These Healthy Travel Tips for a Vibrant Summer

  1. Research Travel Guidelines
  2. Defend Your Immune System
  3. Pack Your Bag with Wellness Essentials
  4. Spend Extra Time in Nature
  5. RSVP “Yes” to Outdoor Gatherings
  6. Fuel Your Body with Superfoods
  7. Soak Up That Vitamin D
  8. Travel with a Small Group

 

  • Research Travel Guidelines

Whether you’re planning a quick trip within the U.S. or thinking about vacationing overseas, you’ll want to research travel guidelines beforehand to know what to expect. Currently the CDC recommends delaying travel until you’re fully vaccinated (and testing and quarantining is no longer required for those vaccinated when traveling domestically).

If you’re planning on leaving the country, you can research travel recommendations by destination to know your risk. Regardless of your plans, the CDC still requires safety measures like wearing a mask when traveling by public transportation.

  • Defend Your Immune System

Your immune system is your body’s greatest defense against infection, so it’s best you take care of it so it’s working in tiptop shape.

Our Immune Defense formula is a 2021 travel must, providing protection against harmful pathogens while supporting strong immunity and digestive health. Grab a 30-day supply container or convenient on-the-go travel packs (perfect for stashing in your carry-on)!

Want more protection? Bacterial Defense — made with powerful plant extracts — is designed to support immune function and maintain healthy bacterial balance. As you start to venture out  more, here are 7 expert-backed ways to boost your immune system!

  • Pack Your Bag with Wellness Essentials

You’ve packed your bathing suit and sunscreen but what about your wellness toolkit? Keep your health in check this season by stashing your carry-on, purse or beach bag with tried and true wellness essentials!

Think: hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and a reusable water-bottle for on-the-go hydration. Try these travel must-haves for staying healthy this season!

  • Spend Extra Time in Nature

Mother Nature will be your best friend this summer! As restrictions are being lifted, you may want to play it safe by prioritizing outdoor destinations. A fun weekend camping trip with friends, hiking adventure, or getaway to a National Park are all great ideas to slowly dip your toe back into traveling this summer.

  • RSVP “Yes” to Outdoor Gatherings

After more than a year of canceled events and declined social gatherings, you can finally start to RSVP “yes” again. Dining al fresco, brunch with your BFFs and outdoor weddings and concerts will get the green light this summer!

As a general rule of thumb, outdoor gatherings and activities pose the lowest risk of spreading the virus, so it’s a great way to socialize this season. And while masking up is no longer required for those vaccinated, the CDC still recommends these preventative measures (including wearing a mask) for those who haven’t yet received their vaccine.

  • Fuel Your Body with Superfoods

What you put inside your body matters when it comes to your health, so why not fuel it with superfoods? This summer, stock up on powerful, immune-boosting superfoods like antioxidant-rich blueberries, citrus fruits and leafy greens. Add these natural immune-boosting foods to your shopping list this season!

Need an added boost? Our Green Vibrance superfood powder is our favorite way to sneak in some extra greens; enjoy a scoop in your smoothie or smoothie bowl like this summery Minty Blueberry Bowl!

  • Soak Up That Vitamin D

Here comes the sun — and we’re here for it! We’ve got a lot of love for Vitamin D aka the sunshine vitamin, which helps support immunity, bone, skin and brain health. Get your daily dose of D3 from foods (like fatty fish and egg yolks), natural sunlight or supplementation!

Speak with your healthcare provider about supplementing with Vitamin D3, and be sure to choose a clean supplement you can trust.

  • Travel with a Small Group

It may have been quite some time since you’ve traveled or gone to a social outing, so at the end of the day it’s important to do what you feel comfortable with.

There’s nothing wrong with playing it safe this summer by keeping your travel circle small (with close friends and family). Even a day trip to the beach for some fun in the sun with your besties can be just what you’ve been missing in your life!

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion in this blog is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, cure, mitigate or treat any disease or illness.

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