Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You’re wedged in the middle seat on an overbooked flight, and all of a sudden the feeling of an impending cold hits. (Thanks person coughing across the aisle! Thanks cold, recycled cabin air!) Now, you may already be armed with disinfectant wipes and the supplements needed to keep your skin in check, but what can you do to ensure a cold or some other potential gastrointestinal problem doesn’t derail your vacay or work trip?
We asked wellness experts (doctors, Ayurvedic practitioners, naturopaths) how to stay in tip-top shape while traveling—and also what to do if the sniffles or sour stomach strikes.