Visiting friends and family over the holidays? Sounds fun. But getting there? Not so much. Find out how to stay healthy on the road…
Traveling during this busy season can be especially stressful – and not just because of crowds, canceled flights and airport security lines.
“Disruptions in sleep, exercise and routines add stress to your body and cause hormonal imbalances,” says Susan Blum, M.D., assistant clinical professor of preventive medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and founder of The Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, NY.
“This can cause weight gain, depress your immune systems and make you sick,” she says.
But that doesn’t mean you have to stay home. Here are some healthy holiday travel tips.