What You Need to Know About Travel and Your Health

Your guide to feeling great while you're on the road

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Who doesn’t love to travel? Traveling means new experiences, new sights and sounds. It can expand your mind and your perspective. Travel also can be a challenge if you have a medical condition or other health concerns. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay home. Check out our guide to staying healthy while you travel.

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8 Tips to Keep You Regular While Traveling

Travel takes you out of your normal routine – and for many, maintaining a routine is directly related to comfortable bowel movements. Any changes in eating or drinking habits can affect your digestive system for the worse. Even a change in the bathroom can have implications for your regularity. Here are eight great tips avoid the irregularity that travel can create.

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Motion Sickness: Best Fixes if Traveling Makes You Ill

Traveling to new places can be fun – until a bumpy car ride or turbulent flight makes you feel sick. Motion sickness is a disturbance of the balance system, which includes the inner ear, and is quite common. When that balance system is stimulated in an unexpected way, it can result in nausea, sweating and dizziness. Find out how you can avoid getting ill.

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Simple, Easy Ways to Stay Fit While You Travel

When you travel, it can be hard to keep a routine of exercise and eating healthy. Time changes, new surroundings, and a packed schedule can all interfere. But even small changes can make a difference in your health and give you energy while you are away from home. Focus on three areas when you’re on the road – especially if you’re a busy work traveler: exercise, rest/relaxation, and diet.

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8 Ways You Can Travel Like an Expert With Arthritis

Your bags are packed. Your flights are booked. Your itinerary is full of sights to see. But are you prepared to deal with your arthritis away from home? Nobody wants to feel limited, and for people with arthritis, planning ahead is especially important. Check out our expert advice before you head out to see the world.

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12 Tips for Traveling With Children

Over the highway and through the state, to Grandmother’s house we go. Sounds like an idyllic family jaunt, right? It can be, if you take some steps beyond scheduling pit stops and bringing some kid-friendly music. Increase your odds of making it there with your sanity intact with these time-tested travel tips.

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4 Tips to Avoid Illness When You’re On the Road

Whether you’re going by plane, train or automobile, you’re looking forward to vacation. The last thing you want to do is get sick. But it’s easy to get sick when you travel, so check out our four tips for staying healthy before you hit the road. In the end, vacations should be fun and relaxing. Take the right precautions, and enjoy your trip!

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Best Travel Tips When You Have Diabetes

When you’re traveling with diabetes, you need to do a little more planning ahead before you go. Check out our tips on what to bring in your special travel kit, what to do if your itinerary includes air travel, and special advice for those traveling by car. This expert advice can help ease your concerns and allow you to travel with peace of mind.

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‘Snowbirds’: Coordinate Medical Care Before You Travel

If you follow the example of some birds, and fly south for the winter, it’s critical that you coordinate your medical care – especially if you’re undergoing cancer treatment. Coordination of care during your time away should begin before you travel. That includes setting up a doctor’s visit before your trip and finding out if you should see one after arriving at your destination.

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Don’t Let Heart Disease Derail Your Travel Plans

Heart disease does not need to limit your ability to travel. If you are having any new symptoms, make an appointment to see your doctor before you travel. And if you experience symptoms while on vacation, don’t be a hero – seek medical help. Follow these pointers from Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute experts to enjoy a comfortable and heart-healthy vacation.

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