Unless you are planning on travelling somewhere exotic, looking after your health while on a motorhome holiday shouldn’t be too difficult. However, at the same time you don’t want to be caught off guard, otherwise not only will your whole trip be ruined but you could also put yourself in danger. This is why before you go on any motorhome journey you should make sure you take into consideration your health, and here Comfort Insurance provides four handy tips:
How are you Feeling?
One of the great things about motorhome holidays is that they are generally quite flexible, so unlike if you are flying to a different country or staying in a hotel, if you need to cancel last minute you shouldn’t lose too much money. If you are feeling a bit under the weather it may therefore be wise to try and re-arrange your motorhome journey to a time where you will be able to properly enjoy it. At the end of the day there is no point on going on holiday if you aren’t going to appreciate it as when you’re not feeling well the best place to be is at home! If you have chronic health issues it’s also wise to have a quick chat will your doctor before you leave even if you are feeling well. This particularly applies if you are planning on going away for a week or more and wont’ be anywhere near your local surgery.
Pack with Care
Unfortunately, there is no way you can prevent getting ill or sustaining an injury while on holiday, however you can prepare for it. Before setting off on any journey in your motorhome you should make sure that you have the essentials: a first-aid kit, painkillers, plenty of bottled water, indigestion tablets and the numbers of people you can call in case of an emergency. It is also important that you pack certain things that may have skipped your mind, such as foods with a high-sugar content which will come in useful if someone is feeling faint. You can also buy emergency foil blankets from a number of stores which are essential in the event that someone is in shock or needs to be kept warm for a substantial period of time. All of these things are generally quite cheap to buy, however they are invaluable when it comes to keeping you safe!
Staying Healthy on Holiday
Holidays are a time to enjoy and spoil yourself, however at the same time you should make sure you don’t go too far. While having large dinners complete with wine and sugary desserts is something everyone looks forward to on holiday, if you do it every night you may end up making yourself sick. Try to make sure that while you’re away you eat some fruit and vegetables and maybe steer away from adventurous dishes that you will potentially regret the next day. It is also important to remember that even though summers aren’t that warm in the UK you can still become sunburnt or dehydrated, so make sure you apply suntan lotion regularly and drink plenty of water throughout your trip.
If you are planning on travelling abroad in your motorhome this summer you need to make sure that both you are your motorhome are protected. This means that along with having suitable motorhome insurance and breakdown cover, you need to make sure you know how to stay healthy in the country you are planning on visiting. For instance, in some countries it is dangerous to drink tap water as well as have ice in your drinks or eat fresh fruits and salads. Furthermore, some diseases are more prominent in other countries, meaning that before you go you should double check whether you need to be immunised against anything. Even if you are travelling in Europe you still need to stay safe and look after your health, so make sure you talk to your doctor before you go.
Staying healthy and happy on your motorhome holidays is easy as long as you make preparations before you go and always have a back-up plan should something go wrong. It also means that you can relax while you’re away and spend your time enjoying yourself instead of worrying!
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