5 Simple Travel Tips For a Healthier Holiday Getaway

There’s no doubt that staying healthy and preventing germs during the holidays has a different meaning after the past few years

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Photo by Wendy Hero

There’s no doubt that staying healthy and preventing germs during the holidays has a different meaning after the past few years. From keeping your distance in the check-out line to the permanent hand sanitizer in your purse, we’re all extra careful when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting, so it comes as no surprise that dodging seasonal illnesses is top of mind as you prepare for your holiday getaway. Luckily, Clorox has all your essentials to travel with comfort as you finally enjoy being back outside. Help save yourself from the holiday sniffles with these travel tips & tricks!

Wash Your Hands

Research shows that germs can easily spread from surface to surface by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. According to the CDC, proper hand washing means scrubbing your hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds to stay safe and clean. This simple, but extremely effective tip is key to prevent a cold and flu battle before, during or after your travels. If you’re not around water and soap, it’s okay – an alcohol-based hand sanitizer also will do the trick, but make sure the alcohol content is higher than 60%!

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Clean Every Surface

Nobody wants to come back from an amazing trip with a cold and although we have Mami’s magical remedios to clear our congestion, you can help prevent the spread of germs by disinfecting commonly touched surfaces! Whether it’s the airplane tray tables and armrests, car dashboards, or your phone* (think about it– it’s been everywhere), Clorox Disinfecting Wipes On the Go can kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria** for a stress-free trip! Avoid the post-vacation slump with these carry-on approved wipes.    

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*Use as directed. Always follow the electronics manufacturer’s instructions.

**When used as directed on hard, nonporous surfaces.

Stock Up On Vitamin D

It’s a common misconception that Vitamin C is essential to warding off colds, but the real secret to prevention is Vitamin D! Research shows that Vitamin D can help you lower your chances of getting sick by boosting your immune system and giving your antibodies a helping hand when fighting infections. Supplements are available over the counter, but the sunshine vitamin can easily be integrated into your day-to-day with orange juice, eggs, salmon, and more!

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Check Your Room

Inspecting your hotel room or Airbnb is an age-old trick. While there are policies in place to clean and disinfect rooms after every guest, being cautious and examining the room yourself can bring you the peace of mind you need to level-up your stay! Check out frequently used areas, like bathrooms and bedrooms, and use Clorox Multi-Surface Disinfecting Mist to spray down high-touch objects like remote controls, light switches, and doorknobs.

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Rest & Relaxation 

Rest is always the best remedy and while being cautious to stay safe during your travels is important, nothing truly heals like a day full of tranquility. Studies show that stress can cause a negative impact on your mental and physical health and can even affect your immune system by suppressing its effectiveness. Lo que sera, sera, so wipe down your beach chair and bask in the sun as the sounds of the waves melt away your stress! 

Traveling during the holidays can be challenging, but with these tips from Clorox, you’ll have the peace of mind you need to disconnect and enjoy paradise!

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