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Traveling to high altitude areasmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Visitors tour high altitude regions like Tibet often experience altitude sickness, which is caused by the low atmospheric pressure and thin air. Symptoms of altitude sickness are: nausea and dizziness, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, headache, excessive thirst, nervousness, rapid heart beat, nose bleed, general feeling of malaise, disturbed sleep and muscle pain.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Altitude sickness can occur in some people as low as 8,000 feet, but serious symptoms do not usually occur until over 12,000 feet.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

It is difficult to determine who may be affected by altitude sickness since there are no specific factors such as age, sex, or physical condition that correlate with susceptibility. Some people get it and some people don't because some people are more susceptible than others.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Do not overexert yourself for the first 24 hours after arriving at a high altitude area. Give your body time to adjust or acclimatize. Keep in mind that different people will acclimatize at different rates. Stay properly hydrated. Acclimatization is often accompanied by fluid loss, so you need to drink lots of fluids to remain properly hydrated (at least four to six liters per day). Light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating altitude sickness symptoms.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Avoid tobacco, alcohol and other depressant drugs including, barbiturates, tranquillizers, sleeping pills and opiates such as dihydrocodeine. Eat a high calorie diet.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Avoiding fatiguemW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Might feel tired after a trans-continental flight or a walk through the landmark historical monuments on China tour? Following useful travel tips as follows and exercising a little bit can help you to feel better-relaxedmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Tips to remove tiredness on China tourmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Stretches mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
1. Shoulders: cross your fingers and rise up with palm upward, stretch your body backward ten times slowly, then quickly. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
2. Chest: bend you arms, put arms in front of chest vertically, lower your head, then extend arms forward and backward, raise head and stick out chest at the same time. Do it 10 times. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
3. Body: put one hand on waist, raise other hand up, turn upper body to the side, pump hand forcibly upward 5 times, each time for 1~2 seconds, then other side.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
4. Waist and abdomen: hold head in hands, bend you body, then stretch upper body backward. Try to keep body straight. Do it slowly 5 times, each time for 3~4 seconds. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
5. Legs: pull knee against chest, then stretch both legs at one time and on tiptoe 10 times, each time for 1~2 seconds.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

ExercisemW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
1. These exercises can be done on a bus, boat, train or plane: mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
2. Press your fingertips together. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
3. Make a fist with your left hand. With the right hand hold the left wrist tightly, push forcibly against each other. Then change hands. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
4. Put palms together and push for 5 seconds. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
5. Make both hands into tight fists. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
6. Hold you breath for 5 seconds.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
7. Set your teeth.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
8. Open your mouth widely and shout silently.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
9. Hold your chin with two fists, and press chin downward forcibly. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
10. Raise face with right hand, lean face against right hand forcibly, alternate with left handmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
11. Put both hands with palms against forehead. Push head forward while hands push backward. mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Staying healthy mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

As travelers, it is imperative to stay healthy on China tour when you do the sightseeing, try local cuisines and participate in some strenuous activities. Here some of useful travel tips from our previous travelers to share with.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Tips to stay healthy on China tour mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

1. Take the following health information with you on your tripmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Insurance company's name and addressmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
Trip insurance contact informationmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
Contact person in case of emergency mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
A copy of your eyeglass prescription mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
A list of current medications with their generic names. Brand names can vary in foreign countries A list of any known food or drug allergies mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
A list of immunizations with their dates mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours
A basic description of your past and present medical condition, including past hospitalizations and any current problems Know your blood typemW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

2. Protect yourself from the weathermW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

The weather is very changeable in spring and autumn. Layer clothing so if you become too warm or too cold layers can be added or taken off.  Take an umbrella if it looks like rain. Avoid staying out in the wind.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

3. Get enough sleepmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Don’t become over-tired. Sleeping 6-8 hours a night will help you keep up a rigorous schedule.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

4. Pay attention to food hygienemW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits should be washed. Oranges and Bananas that can be easily peeled are a good choice. Avoid raw foods. Drink only bottled water or commercially packaged soft drinks. Have your meals in the hotel restaurant where you stay as much possible. If you eat out, choose a good, clean restaurant. In the most remote areas, brush your teeth with bottled water.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

MedicinemW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

In some areas of China, medicines and sanitary items are not readily available. Traveling with medicine on China tours is really essential. In order to stay health, before leaving on China tours, you should:mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

1. talk to the doctor and discuss the medication you need to bring.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

2. carry a letter from the doctor indicating what the medicine is, how much you will be taking, and stating that it is for your own personal use.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

3. ask for a duplicate supply of all essential prescription medicines and carry these in your carry-on bag.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

4. leave the medicine in its original packaging with clear label with your name and dosage instructions.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

5. get a letter from the doctor and explain why you need to carry such quantities if you intend to travel with large quantities of medicine.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

6. pack needles and syringes that are sealed and sterile if you have to inject your medication with your own preferable ones.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Physical check-upmW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Check with your doctor for suggestions of how you can stay healthy on a China tour is recommended. China is really safe place to travel. But it is always better to get well-prepared. Advise your doctor what areas of China you will visit and get the advice of immunizations and medications. Most of China tours are not strenuous, but some consist of quite much walking and climbing; some adventures to Tibet (high altitude areas) require quite good physical conditions. Check with your doctor and be advised if you can take it. Some of the prescription medications are hard to find in the pharmacies in China. Check with your doctor and make sure you bring enough to last well longer than the duration of a China tour.mW7Silk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

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