July 17, 2011
Health Tip: Stay Safe and Healthy During Travels
Wash hands often, choose foods carefully, among other suggestions
(HealthDay News) -- When you're on a trip, don't forget to pay attention to your health and protect yourself from illness or injury.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists these safe travel tips:
- Protect skin with a sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection.
- Wear insect repellent, as well as long-sleeved pants and shirts to protect against bug bites.
- Wash your hands often, and drink only bottled water in areas where tap water may not be safe for drinking.
- Choose foods carefully.
- Limit alcohol intake and protect yourself in a car and on the water.
- Don't touch animals or pets you don't know.