It’s happened to us all at one point or another. You get home from your vacation and realize your throat feels a little scratchy. By the next day, you can barely get out of bed and your head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton. Worse still when you feel yourself coming down with something in the middle of your vacation. Maybe it was the plane, bus, or train ride. Maybe it was something you caught wherever you went on vacation. One thing’s for sure: it’s not a pleasant experience, and it can make you apprehensive about the next trip you take.
Fortunately, you have ways to prepare and protect your immune system while on your vacation and on the way home. Here are a few of our favorite tips to avoid getting sick while on vacation:
Start Preparing Early
You don’t want to start a new habit the first day of your vacation. To effectively prepare your immune system and avoid getting sick, start preparing yourself ahead of time — preferably about 48 hours ahead of time. That means drinking lots of fluids to flush anything unhealthy from your system, eating three meals a day (especially breakfast), and sleeping for 8 hours each night. Obviously, keep these habits going into your vacation — and beyond — for best results.
Have a Handy Water Bottle
Do you know how much water you should be drinking every day? It varies depending on your weight: take the number of pounds you weigh and drink half of that in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 150lbs, you should be drinking 75 ounces of water every day. Tap water can be sketchy when you’re on vacation, so make sure it’s safe to drink or have a bottle of water on you. If you plan to explore throughout the day, checking out museums, beaches, or the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, it’s a good idea to carry a bottle of water with you. And of course, a glass of water with dinner is a great idea.
Leave Time to Rest
Vacations can feel like a constant stream of go-go-go. There’s so much to do and see in La Jolla and San Diego proper! But keep in mind that our bodies aren’t built for constantly going. Make sure to schedule in some time where you can return to your room and rest. Take a nap before you head out to dinner or to a concert. Have some chill time where you can drink a glass of water or call someone from home to tell them how the trip is going. If your body is begging you for a break, listen to it, and your immune system will thank you.
Looking for luxurious rooms and helpful hospitality where you can rest during your La Jolla vacation? Look no further than The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla. We not only have cozy rooms, a tranquil courtyard, and a three course breakfast at a historic location — we’re also just a short walk away from the shops downtown and the beautiful La Jolla Cove. Contact us today for more information, and remember when you book direct with us, we’ll price match your room plus a 5% discount.