It is school holiday season which means that more people will be traveling to spend some time with friends and family. Here are some tips to keep you healthy when traveling:
Have a healthy breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a nutritious breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day by maintaining good blood glucose levels. Some great options for your body and teeth are: fresh fruits, eggs, yogurt, and cereals. Avoid sugary and baked goods.
Drink plenty of water.
Water is always important to keep you fit and health but when you’re traveling drinking it is especially important. Water dilutes the sugar and salt you consume and flushes out bacteria, plus staying hydrated helps keep your immune system and energy levels high.
Find ways to relax.
Our daily life is stressful enough, so it is important to find a quiet place to relax, read, meditate, and catch up on some sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to overeating, affect your mood, and lead to errors while driving. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of free time during your holiday, otherwise your will need another holiday to rest after the school holidays.
Keep your toothbrush dry.
Bacteria are opportunistic creatures and a wet toothbrush is a cozy place for them to grow in. While on the road you may need to pack your toothbrush wet, so at your destination, clean it and let it dry before you use it. Don’t forget to pack dental floss or interdental brushes, since your bacteria are not on holiday.
The team at Tooronga Family Dentistry wishes you a great time on your holiday.