As the holiday season approaches, plans for visiting family and friends or taking a winter break are on the horizon. Of course, things are a bit different this year.
Traveling in traditional ways has changed immeasurably in 2020’s pandemic. If you aren’t going to be behind the wheel yourself, you have to choose your mode of public transportation and assess the risks of possibly being exposed and exposing others to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It’s simply a reality when moving around in public these days.
Before you go, it’s important to do some research to find the most up-to-date guidelines at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Health Canada and other reputable organizations.
There’s a lot of other online information on the subject of travel this year. In anticipation of last month’s U.S. Thanksgiving, USA Today published an article on guidelines for upcoming holidays, providing travel tips while hinting at the idea of staying home instead.
Depending on what information you access, it may not all be bad news. For example, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that adhering to the right precautions, there may be less transmission risk when getting on a plane than going shopping for groceries or eating at a restaurant.
It’s still an individual choice how you get around on public transportation, but keep in mind you can only control your own actions in regard to handwashing, using hand sanitizer, wearing a mask, etc. The rest is safety by chance not choice once you hit the road.
Taking Nutritional Control
One of the elements you have some control over during all of your travels (even locally) is how you nutritionally support your immune system. Its defense is your best defense, and plant-based food delivers a cornucopia of beneficial nutrients that help to maintain a fully protective immune system.
This means you should avoid fast food and processed snacks and focus on healthy plant-based choices instead. It might take a little planning, but you should fit it into your essential travel plans.
One of the many benefits of going primarily plant-based is that you get a diversity of antioxidants that enhance immune system function by neutralizing free radicals: unstable molecules that damage cells, tissue, DNA, etc. This kind of immune support is particularly important these days, especially while traveling.
A convenient way to increase your plant-based and antioxidant intake is to travel with AIM products. Even if you are staying local, take them daily for immune system support.
AIM Travel Support
Over the years, many AIM Members have shared travel testimonials that include BarleyLife in convenient capsules or sample packs and Proancynol 2000: capsules packed with antioxidant ingredients.
BarleyLife is fast food from a plant: barley leaf juice powder that is easily and quickly assimilated by your body. Its concentration of plant nutrients can lend a helping hand of support to your immune system with a wealth of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, chlorophyll and antioxidants. And BarleyLife capsules or single-serving packets are easy to pack and take as travel-ready companions.
Capsules of Proancynol 2000 contain seven antioxidant ingredients that deliver an unparalleled diversity of antioxidants in a single supplement. It’s your perfect, protective traveling pal for providing immune system support.
Wherever you decide to spend the holidays, spend some daily time with AIM.