Pack your medications in a carry-on bag
To avoid losing your important meds to an airline baggage mixup, pack your meds in a carry-on, recommends Johnnie Yates, MD, medical director of travel and tropical medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. If you take prescription drugs, you need to have the necessary paperwork with you throughout your trip. “To ensure your drugs aren’t confiscated, keep medicines in original, clearly labeled containers or packaging, and bring a copy of your prescriptions,” recommends Dr. Yates. “The prescription and medication labels should match the name on your photo ID.” Some destinations forbid certain medications, so double-check with your destination’s embassy before you leave. Learn more of the top 13 things that will get you flagged by the TSA.
Hey, you’re on vacation: It’s OK to have an extra scoop of ice cream or more than a bite or two of a caloric Mexican dinner. But know when to say “when,” warns health and wellness practitioner Richard Purvis, author of Recalibrate: Six Secrets to Resetting Your Age. He suggests filling up on quality proteins, fats, and high-fiber carbs that’ll keep you full longer. That will help you resist overdoing it at dessert time. “The protein and fats will slow the impact of the sugar on the body by slowing your digestion,” he explains.