We love planning vacations, and we love taking them, and as a timeshare resale company, Premier Timeshare Resale loves it when you take them, too. But one thing we want all our travelers to be aware of are potential health hazards related to traveling, and as one article in a San Antonio news online source reports, those with cardiovascular disease factors may be at increased risks for heart attack on holiday.
Diabetes, being overweight or obese, and high blood pressure are all risk factors that travelers should be mindful of when vacationing. Eating, drinking, staying out late, travel stress, like delayed flights, and unusual physical activity, like that unplanned hike to a waterfall are all activities that can spell trouble for overweight and out-of-shape travelers. And the fact that it’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between indigestion and a heart attack means that fewer people are likely to go to an ER on vacation when they think they’ve over peppered their food.
Some precautionary measures you can take include talking to your doctor before you go, and ensuring you have all the medication on your trip with you that you might need. Double check with your insurance company to see what your health coverage is while you’re traveling. When you fly, drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine, and move around as much as possible to prevent blood clots.
Above all, pay attention to your instincts. If it doesn’t feel right, it might not be—don’t hesitate to seek medical attention.
But precaution doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a vacation. Whether your fancy is snuggled up
fireside in a cabin in the snow, sipping daiquiris on a sunny beach, or frolicking through hiking trails in a national park, vacations are meant to be time off, and time away—time to refresh, recoup and revive. PTR has new timeshare resales listed from Florida to California and back, so contact us today if you think a timeshare vacation might be right for you. But check with your doctor first.