Healthy Advice before you attend the London Olympics

If you are going to be attending the London Olympics Tripsetc wishes you all the Enjoyment , but you need to stay healthy to make the most out of your Trip There.

Shortly the globe will watch as athletes from around the world compete for Olympic and Paralympic Prizes and Medals.  If you are one of Luck people who will travel to the United Kingdom (UK) to watch the Games firsthand, make sure you remember your good travel Healthy Advice.  Traveling in the UK is similar to travel in the United States when it comes to health and safety.  However, the expected crowds in the host city increase your risk of illness and injury.  

Always be prepared and practice safety and health habits you normally would at home, so your Olympic and Paralympic memories are about the competitions and sites, not your illnesses, suffering, hospital stays or injuries.

 

Before you board that plane;

Make sure you are up to date on your routine vaccines Visit your Travel Clinic. If you are in the DC Metro visit us or make an appointment by phoning: 301-277-3555.

Check the extent of your medical insurance coverage, know your policy well and what it entails.

Familiarize yourself with the operation of the United Kingdom’s health services just in case you need it. Hopefully you won’t.

London;

Speak like a Londoner although you might have difficulty imitating the accent.

Cleanliness is of outmost importance .Wash your hands often with soap and water

Cover your coughs and sneezes

Wear Sunglasses, apply sunscreen .Protect yourself from the sun

Keep Hydrated .Drink and eat regularly to stay hydrated

Practice healthy behaviors

Stay alert, especially in crowds. Do not argue with other fans!

Follow local laws and customs as well as Olympic and Paralympic Games security regulations

Make a photocopy of your passport to carry with you at all times. Loosing a passport is a headache and can have you go through a lot of Trouble.

 

When You Get Home…

 

Relax!  Hopefully your trip included fun and excitement, but if illness and injury were also a part of your trip, make sure you follow up with a Travel Clinic or your health care provider , Make sure to share the details of your itinerary and activities with your provider.