Dr Faith explains how to stay healthy while traveling overseas.

Dr. Faith Felder a Tampa based primary care physician delivers practical tips on how to be safe and healthy while traveling overseas during the summer.

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Additionally, check with your health insurance carrier to determine whether your policy is effective outside of the United States.

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How to Stay Healthy On Your Trip Abroad


Traveling abroad can expose you to a number of risks — from infectious diseases to foodborne illness to transportation incidents. But with a little planning and research, you may be able to help keep that exciting trip fun and safe.

David Winter, MD, chief clinical officer, president and chairman of the board of Baylor Health Care System in Texas shared his top international travel tips with dailyRx News.

Depending on where you are headed, you may need to update your vaccinations.

“Certain countries require vaccines and won’t let you into the country without documentation that you’ve had them,” said Dr. Winter.

Unfortunately, there are not vaccines for every illness that you might encounter abroad.

“Diarrheal illness you get from bad water is very common out there,” Dr. Winter said.

There may also be other medications you should pack before going on an international trip.

“These are over-the-counter allergy medications, anti-inflammatory medications for aches and sprains, maybe some pain pills over-the-counter, even sleep medications over-the-counter are safe to take,” Dr. Winter said.”If you need something stronger, talk to your doctor and get prescription pain medications or prescription sleep medications, if he or she thinks that is appropriate for you.”

The bottom line is to be prepared ahead of time, which might also include getting traveler’s insurance. According to Dr. Winter, these policies can help you get back home if there is an emergency, or can help cover you if a health issue occurs overseas.
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Travelling Abroad – Top Tips for staying fit & healthy during long distance travel

Whether for sailing, work or for a holiday, more and more of us are embarking on long haul travel these days.

It’s certainly all part and parcel of an Olympic sailing campaign, with the British Sailing Team regularly having to rack up the air miles to get to major training and competition destinations around the world.

Long haul travel can pose some health challenges, whether you’re an elite athlete, a holidaymaker or a business traveller, so here our sport science team and Olympic silver medallists Nick Dempsey and Hannah Mills share their top tips for staying fit for the long haul.

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For many of us, travelling abroad with our bikes unlocks a world of amazing riding opportunities, not matter how great the roads are at home. Here are our tips to help you travel with your bike.
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Having your bike in good condition when you arrive is partly down to how you pack it, which we’ve covered in three videos previously, but also what state it’s in before you go. We’d always recommend giving it a thorough service before you go. Your time is precious when travelling, so minimise any fuss by having a sweetly running bike.

Of course there could always be a problem when you’re out there, so take a basic tool kit with you, including a track pump if you have the room.

Having done a lot of traveling with bikes, and now camera kit, we’d always recommend thoroughly researching your airline’s weight restriction and bike policies.

Finally, don’t forget your currency and sunscreen!

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