Tips for healthy travelling from Aetna [newsletter]

Tips for healthy travelling from Aetna [newsletter]

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AetnaYou have your flight booked and passport in hand. Now here are some tips for healthy travel:

  • Get your shots. Vaccines may be a good idea. But think ahead. Some should be given a month or so before you leave. Ask your doctor. And check your health plan to see if shots for travel are covered.
  • Flying across time zones? To avoid jet lag, get used to the new time zone ahead of time. Go to bed earlier at night if you are traveling east. Stay up later if traveling west. It’s also helpful to choose daytime flights.
  • Stay hydrated. Cabin air is dry. So drink lots of water before and during your flight. And avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Be germ-smart. Travel with disinfectant wipes. Use them on tray tables, seat arms, the window and especially the bathroom.
  • Need your health info? Log in to Aetna Mobile to find doctors, check health records, view your ID card and more.
Don’t forget to protect your skin 

AetnaSummer means warm weather and outdoor activities, like hiking, biking, swimming and relaxing on the beach. But before you and your loved ones head outside, make sure you protect your skin from the sun.
Taking in the sun without any protection can lead to problems – from dry skin and wrinkles to skin cancer.Sunscreen and care recommendations
Sunscreen is an excellent way to protect your skin. But you must put it on correctly. Work from your face down to your feet. Remember your ears and neck. And have someone else get your back and shoulders.

Also, if you go swimming, put more on every 1 to 2 hours.

Skin type and recommended skin protection factor (SPF)
Doctors recommend different levels of protection based on your skin type. Do you know what SPF sunscreen is best for your skin? Find out here.

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