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Woman has back pain on airplane

If you suffer from back pain, you know how severely it can interfere with your daily life. When your back is hurting, it’s practically all you can think about. Sitting hurts. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. There’s no escape. And when you’re all excited for a trip to a new destination and find yourself stuck in your hotel all day because…

Woman sleeps on red eye flight

It’s 2:23 p.m. on a Monday, the first day back at work after a 10-day trip to visit family on the other side of the country. I took the red-eye home—in case you’re not familiar, it’s a flight that takes off in the evening and reaches your destination the next morning. I consider myself a seasoned traveler; I’ve been everywhere…

Lake Vouliagmeni Spa

Going on vacation often means indulgence—luxuries we usually restrain ourselves from like high-calorie foods and lounging around now become everyday occurrences. Getaways in new exotic lands lead even the healthiest individuals to think, “I’m on holiday—I deserve a treat.” One vacation spot that many visitors don’t consider to be a health-conscious destination is Athens, Greece, where the aroma of baklava…

Flying on an Airplane with Contact Lenses

Flying with contact lenses can be unpleasant to say the least. The dry air and high pressure of an airplane can cause dehydration and irritation, making your contacts feel tight and uncomfortable. But wearing contact lenses doesn’t automatically mean you have to settle for discomfort when you travel.  Consider these few tips to ensure a pleasant (and irritation-free) flight. Bring…

Dealing with Traveler's Diarrhea

Okay, so it might not be the most fun thing to talk about, but every traveler should be prepared for the possibility of getting traveler’s diarrhea. Traveler’s diarrhea is a stomach and intestinal infection primarily caused by bacterial pathogens. Often, the infection is spread as a result of improper handling of food or through contaminated water. The risk is particularly…

Traveling with fibromyalgia

Traveling when you’re perfectly healthy can be hard on your body. When you have chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia, it can be grueling. You’ll have to deal with lots of walking through the airport, cramped seating, time changes and irregular schedules, food you’re not familiar with, and a bed that’s not your own. If you’re not careful, any one of…

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