From vaccines for exotic tropical destinations to simply keeping in shape on the road, here's a forum for everything that concerns two of the things nearest to our hearts: travel & staying healthy.

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Observations and advice about jet lag

  Many of us who travel across various time zones experience jet lag, and some are more prone to it than others. Circadian rhythms (your body's internal clock) tell you when to stay up and go to bed, and because they're pegged to to your home time zone rather than the new time zone you've gone to, you experience jet lag if you cross more than two or three time zones. Flying from the U.S. East Coast to Europe, for example, when you arrive around 8 AM your internal clock still thinks it's 2 AM,…

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control warn against cruise travel as omicron spreads on ships

Scottslm   As clusters of COVID-19 cases continue to emerge on cruise ships since the omicron variant emerged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned travelers against taking cruises. "Today, CDC increased the Cruise Travel Health Notice (THN) to a Level 4, recommending people avoid cruise travel regardless of vaccination status," the CDC said in a statement provided by spokesperson Dave Daigle.  Read more here.    

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Should you cancel travel plans because of the coronavirus’s delta variant?

The hyper-transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus has forced some would-be travelers to cancel trips and others to consider whether it’s safe to follow through with their plans. As hospitalizations surge across much of the US - mostly among the unvaccinated - Americans are trying to adapt on the fly. So this Washington Post article posit several questions you should ask yourself whether considering whether or not to go.

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4 health benefits of kayaking

Kayaking is a great sport that has been found to have a variety of health benefits, useful not just to have fun but also to exercise different muscle groups in the body. When kayaking for exercise, it is not a must that you physically apply yourself too much. Although whitewater kayaking is seen as the more physically exertive resulting in more calories burnt, you can also get plenty of benefits by choosing calm waters in a lake or the sea. Here, specifically, are four of the top health…

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  • We do the same thing, Cass. We go to Mexico for eye glasses , exams, and dental work our insurance doesn't cover. It's cheaper for me to drive to the border, get a hotel room for the night, get our work done, and come home than it is to get the service done here. I did an article on it, probably the most popular video on our site:

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    In case you are planning to go somewhere exotic this summer. Please make sure your travel vaccinations are up to date.

    If you happen to have an iPhone, have a look at the travel health App I developed: Dr iSeb


    Comments welcome.

    Safe travels

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  • Avoiding Injury and Illness While Traveling
    Access America’s Travel Assistance Department offers these great tips for staying healthy while traveling.

    Travel Advice from the Assistance Dept. at Access America

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