How To Stay Healthy At Conventions
Published on July 19th, 2013
With Comic-Con in full effect and the Bridal Bazaar next on the San Diego Convention horizon droves of local and non-local fans will flood the San Diego convention center. Regardless if you live here in San Diego or if you are from out-of-paradise here are some tips for staying healthy so you can enjoy your convention and avoid taking any unwanted souvenirs home with you.
Registration: Prepare Your Health
Get plenty of exercise and drink plenty of water the week before the big event. This will put your immune system in full gear and give you extra energy. Here’s the kicker, limit your alcohol and caffeine consumption, alcohol and caffeine do impact our immune system giving sickness holes to enter our body during what can be a stressful time.
Opening Day: Soothe Your Stomach
Combat travel tummy by eat mild items the first day. Soothing applesauce always does the trick for me. If you do have a upset stomach from traveling try the B.R.A.T. diet for a day. The B.R.A.T diet consists of Bananas, Rice, Applesauce & Toast. These foods are easy to digest. Once you start feeling less stomach issues graduate to other foods but stay away from raw meat and seafood, or any fruits and vegetables that you have not peeled and washed yourself. Also, go for bottled water, and stay away from ice unless you know it has come from a safe source.
Attendance: Protect Your Body
If you are on any medications make sure you have a supply to last you at least the length of the trip. Keep them with you in case of an emergency to avoid the hike back to your room or back home. If you are traveling pack an extra medicine supply in your carry-on just in case your checked baggage gets lost. Also, carry a little hand sanitizer with you. You will be touching items, shaking hands and in the process picking up lots of germs! Of course the best answer is frequent hand washing but sanitizer will do the trick until then!
Besides medicine & germ safety make sure you exercise personal safety. Be sure to have a full cell phone charge, your personal ID and let someone know (even if that means calling or texting a friend that is not present) where you are going and who you are with!
Conventions are great to attend and offer knowledge, excitement and some exercise but remember not to neglect your body and to be safe San Diego!