Travel can be filled with lots of fun and exciting new ventures. Worries about your symptoms, change in time zones, fatigue and simple changes in your daily routine can lead to added stress. Choosing the right vacation for you and your family if you have movement restrictions is very improtant. Whether it is home for the holidays, flying cross country, cruising or an extended care trip; make travel easier, smarter, safer and more enjoyable.
Follow these tips and others posted in the Home and Away tips
section for happier travels! Contact us
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1. Pace yourself.
2. Carry two supplies of medicine in case one gets lost. If you are flying, keep one set of medicine, along with a list of these medicines in your carry on luggage.
3. Schedule time for relaxation. Although you are on vacation your busy pace can leave you feeling exhausted.
4. Learn about the unique challenges and benefits of traveling by plane, cruise ship and train.
5. Drink plenty of fluids and limit you alcohol intake to prevent dehydration and low blood pressure.
6. Do not sit for extended periods of time without stretching your legs, back and shoulders.
7. Be sure to eat -do not skip meals.
8. Constipation can often worsen with change in diet. Talk to you health care provider about tips to manage constipation.