Live Better
 
 

T is for travel advice

With almost 8 million overseas departures last year, Australians are extremely active travellers.

Illness in travellers is frequent, studies indicate an average of 50% of all travellers have some sort of travel-related illness with the rate rising directly with the length of the trip. Pre-travel advice involves learning about potential risks of illness, how illness is caught and how it can be avoided. Not all trips are the same and advice and recommendations need to be tailored to the person and the likelihood of disease.

Traveller’s diarrhoea (TD) is the most common travel health problem experienced by about 40% of all international travellers. Advice concerning eating and drinking safely is important as well as instruction on how to deal with it when it occurs.

Hopefully by receiving good advice, travellers can avoid risky situations and prevent illness. This in turn means less emphasis is placed on vaccinations and more on knowledge of how potential health risks can be minimized.

For more information visit traveldoctor.com.au.

With almost 8 million overseas departures last year, Australians are extremely active travellers. Unfortunately, a large number of these travellers will be ill along the way and most fail to think about health before travelling.

 

Recommended Reading

Calculating your BMI

How to calculate your BMI

Read more

How to set goals that matter

Why you should choose goals with your real values in mind.

Read more

The foolproof way to change a habit, according to science

Your action plan for changing the habit loop.

Read more

The 6 most magical places to travel in 2018

Add these destinations to the top of your travel wishlist.

Read more

What causes bad breath?

Find out how to keep your mouth so fresh and so clean

Read more

Why do we yawn?

Have you ever wondered why yawns are contagious?

Read more

Should you be worried about seeing floating spots?

Here's what you should know about eye floaters.

Read more

The 7 keys to setting effective goals

Creating an action plan may be simpler than you think.

Read more