If you rarely take vacations and often feel yourself feeling unwell or ‘off’ when you do take vacations, there’s a valid reason as to why that happens. Whether you end up with some sniffles and a sore throat or you end up with a nasty virus that’s taking its sweet time through your immune system, there’s a reason, and we have it for you.
Dr. Edo Paz, a physician for K Health, has weighed in on why exactly we come down with nasty colds or viruses when we go on vacation.
According to Dr. Edo Paz, “You may be more stressed, fatigued, etc. in the days leading up to a vacation while making all the arrangements you need to make before going on vacation,” he said, followed by, “Do your best to keep your immune system as strong as possible during this vulnerable time,” he said. “That means eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, keep your weight healthy and don’t smoke or drink alcohol in excess.”