Keeping well on the road during vacation

Young children can get dehydrated more easily than adults - for instance, if they don't drink enough fluids, cautions Dr Jolene Oon. Be sure to eat enough fruits and vegetables, says TCM physician Luke Huang.
Young children can get dehydrated more easily than adults - for instance, if they don't drink enough fluids, cautions Dr Jolene Oon. Be sure to eat enough fruits and vegetables, says TCM physician Luke Huang.PHOTO: REUTERS

Tips on staying healthy based on Western medicine and TCM

The June school holidays are here - a time when families jet off for a vacation with children in tow. Falling sick during a holiday, as many would attest, would be quite the bummer.

Whether you prefer taking pills or pressing on acupressure points to ward off discomfort, there are some simple ways to try to keep yourself and your family members well during a trip.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2018, with the headline 'Keeping well on the road during vacation'. Print Edition | Subscribe