How to Stay Healthy as a Digital Nomad
As a digital nomad, our life style is a little bit different from other people who have a regular job. We might spent a lot time travelling, meaning an exposure to different environment and climates which can cause illnesses. Despite all the fun and happiness that comes with travelling, sickness can cause delay on the travel schedules and also lead to uncompleted tasks.
Being healthy is key to living a successful nomadic lifestyle. Since protection is the best medicine, it is advisable to prevent yourself from getting sick in any way possible. Here we will try and advice the nomad on how to stay healthy while still travelling the world.
Exercising and staying active
Most blogs and articles emphasize on the need for exercising and staying healthy. Exercise improves the body immune system and also relaxes the body. As a nomad you should not be over-consumed by your work, its of great benefit if you take at least an hour of your time and take a run or even go to the gym and try to keep fit. Exercising also leads to a relaxed mind hence increasing productivity.
Most digital nomads get diseases or infections simply because they did not take precautionary measures while traveling to a particular place or country. It is advisable to ask of any hazards or outbreaks when travelling to a new place. This can be done by having a travel doctor to administer the necessary vaccinations and to know if the vaccinations need any follow ups.
People can experience health complications due to weather changes. A digital nomad should check weather forecasts of a place before travelling so as to carry appropriate clothing. Common weather change complications include sunburns and common colds. It is recommended to carry Sunscreen and jackets. Other minor weather changes include air pollution in places such as china therefore a face mask is recommended
Different places have different foods to offer. As a digital nomad you should make sure that the food you consume is properly handled and hygienic to avoid stomach upsets and also to stay healthy. Well balanced food is good for the natural growth of the body. A digital nomad should also check with the locals to identify approved food joints. It is advisable to carry medicine or even recipes in case of an stomach upset.
Drinking clean water
Water is life and a human needs lots of it to stay healthy and hydrated. Places with high temperature can cause dehydration hence the need for bottled clean water. Not unless you are assured of the cleanliness of the local water it is highly advisable to drink bottled water manufactured known brands.
Respecting your body
A digital nomad should learn to respect his or her body. Pushing your body too hard can cause negative effects such as injuries or illness. It is advisable to get constant breaks from your work. To avoid digestion problems you should avoid fruits that have been peeled, stay away from sugary foods, avoid food from street vendors etc.
These are precautions which should be carried along when planning for your next travel so as to have a comfortable and healthy experience.