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Motion sickness occurs when your brain gets contradictory signals from the eyes (“we’re moving!”) and the inner ear (“I’m sitting still!”). “To keep your stomach calm, limit visual stimulation,” says Fleming. That means no books or iPads. “Put on sunglasses or lie down if you can.” If you’re prone to nausea, take an over-the-counter stabilizer like Dramamine II 30 to 60 minutes before departure.
Take home memories—not a cold or extra pounds—with these tips for staying healthy on the go.
Easy ways to stay fit and avoid getting sick on your next great escape.
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Travel Guide to Stay Healthy On the Go