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5 Healthy Tips for College Students Traveling Abroad

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Richard Nolan · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 14 days ago · Points: 0

Sticking to a healthy lifestyle during college years is hard. However, sticking to it during a trip is even harder, especially when you’retraveling not to the city nearby but to a foreign country. 

But if you think that travels would ruin your healthy lifestyle, think twice. There are plenty of ways to stay healthy no matter where you travel to - and I’m going to share the most basic ones with you in this article. 

1.Take all the pills with you and do all the vaccination. 

Of course, not literally all - just the ones you might need to help treat food poisoning, flu, diarrhea, and so on. Even if you don't to third-world countries, this still doesn’t mean that all the medicine in the drugstore will be familiar (and cheap as well).Moreover, you might not have time or strength to go to the drugstore if you get ill. So it’s always better to take the familiar pills with you.

Some countries also require you to get a vaccination before visiting them.Don’t skip it in any case - the more precautions you take, the better it would be for you. 

2.Eat familiar products (or at least choose safe places to eat). 

Sure, a trip abroad is a great opportunity to try something new, which includes local cuisine. But there’s a huge difference between going to a restaurant to try it or grabbing suspicious-looking street food.

While you're free to pick any option, still be careful and try to eat food that looks fine and doesn’t cause any suspicion. Also, be careful with less familiar products in general (including fruits). If you have a predisposition toward certain allergies, you might not know for sure whether it’s safe for you to eat a certain foreign product or not. If you do want to experiment, at least keep your pills close. 

3.Try to have healthy breakfasts (and lunches, if possible).

If you do your best to eat healthily in college, you might want to stick to those habits while traveling abroad. Sadly, it’s better to prepare yourself for the fact that it won’t be always possible -and that that’s okay. 

Don’tpunish yourself for that. Remind yourself that even some efforts counts and try to stick to healthy breakfasts at least. This is easy, especially if you staying at the hotel, and this would benefit your body even if a bit. 

4.Remember that packing healthy food with you is a good option. 

Being a student, you probably want to save money during your trip. The best way to do so while staying healthy at the same time is to prepare healthy snacks and take them with you when you go to explore the city. 

Snacks are easy to prepare, they are nutritious and usually cheaper than the food in cafes and restaurants. While this tip won’t be useful if you travel somewhere cold, it would still apply well to countries with the warm climate or to summer travels. 

5.Be careful with the alcohol. 

The temptation to try the local beer or to grab a cocktail in the bar nearby could be hard to resist, we get that. However, alcohol is the thing you have to be extremely careful about in foreign countries. 

Try not to drink too much and remember to stay hydrated in the process: this will prevent you from feeling hungover in the morning. 

Your journey to a foreign country could (and probably will) be an amazing experience. Just don’t forget to take care of yourself and your health - and you’ll be just fine!

About the author: Richard Nolan is a professional educator and team building coach, sharing his experience in spheres of writing, blogging, entrepreneurship, and psychology. Richard writes for numerous blogs and gives useful tips for bloggers and students. Currently, Richard works as a general blog editor for

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