Health & Travel Blog

Preparing for Your Honeymoon? How to Ward off Traveler’s Constipation

Couple near poolside

We all enjoy the chance now and then to jet off to some magical destination for a brief respite or to enjoy a few days of adventure—from scuba diving to special food and beverage concoctions to top-notch nightly entertainment. But sometimes your stomach revolts, upending your travel plans (so to speak). Maybe it was the pesto con funghi you ate in the Portofino restaurant last night, or maybe it’s been quite a few days since you’ve had a normal bowel movement.

Whether you’re on vacation with family or a work trip with co-workers, constipation can become a real nightmare, getting in the way of your intended itinerary. But when it flairs up on your honeymoon—a trip that should ooze romance—it can really dampen the experience. After all, the last thing you want during your honeymoon is to be Googling “how to cure travel constipation” and “constipation how to go” instead of scheduling a couple’s massage and dinner on the beach.

But the truth is that a number of people experience travelers’ constipation (48 percent of travelers!). And your digestive system won’t care that you are on your honeymoon.

So, as you prepare for your dreamy honeymoon—stuffing your luggage with essentials like sun screen, digital cameras and journals—keep the following in mind to ward off constipation:

Say No to Certain Foods: Constipation is often caused by a combination of foods that are consumed together.

Click to read more

Constipation in Older Adults: 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Doctor explaining prescription to senior patient

1.  Am I really constipated?

Just because you’re not moving your bowels every day doesn’t mean that you’re constipated. In fact, doctors consider it normal if you’re moving your bowels anywhere between three times a day and every three days. And in fact many people move their bowels even less frequently than that.   If your stools are less than twice a week and you’re having symptoms associated with that infrequency such as gas, bloating and cramps, then you’re considered to be constipated. If your stools are hard and lumpy and you’re straining excessively to get them out, or if you don’t feel that you’re evacuating completely, then you are constipated. But if you have a reasonable bowel movement even once a week and you feel fine in between- then that’s fine. You’re not alone. Keep doing what you’re doing.

2.  Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Constipation is one of the most common reasons patients visit doctors in America. The vast majority of these patients have chronic idiopathic constipation which means that we don’t know what causes it. “Lazy muscles” is what we tell patients. Your doctor should be looking at three factors when he’s making a decision on whether or not a patient needs a colonoscopy:

1. 

Click to read more

Good To Go Featured on Fox 5 San Diego with Kellee Edwards – Wellness Travel

Kellee Fox 5 San Diego

Staying Healthy on Vacation

Last week, the talented and adventurous Kellee Edwards of KelleeSetGo.com featured Good To Go in her round up of wellness travel products on Fox 5 San Diego morning show.

“Good To Go is vacation without constipation,” Kellee told her morning viewers.

We were in good company with Citizen Bike, MyAir Mask, and the Vera Via Wellness Resort.  Watch the full segment below!

Good To Go on Fox 5 San Diego

So Who’s Kellee Edwards?

The Good To Go team has been a big fan of Kellee’s since we first discovered her blog. A pilot, scuba diver, and “adrenaline junkie”, Kellee loves adventure, and to travel!

Some of her escapades include hiking Machu Picchu (one of our 2015 bucket list items!) and flying high in Curacao. Maybe we should add some of her other incredible travel destinations to our bucket list? Check them out here>

 

Woman going on a jungle zip line adventure

5 Wellness Tips for Adventure Travelers

We were inspired by Kellee’s feature and wanted to help her fellow “adrenaline junkies” maximize their experiences. Since 48% of travelers suffer from traveler’s constipation, and the symptoms can certainly ruin any trip, we’d like to share some tips to help you stay regular on your next adventure.

Click to read more

Travel Bucket List

 

 

Good To Go’s 2015 Travel Bucket List

New year. New adventures! It may only be February, but here at Good To Go we’re already mapping out our travels for the year. Our 2015 travel wish list takes us from a spa deep in the Indian Ocean to an ancient temple on top of the Peruvian Andes. Come along as we daydream about the world’s most exciting, luxurious and relaxing destinations.

Our 2015 Travel Bucket List

Hike The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

It takes four days to hike the 26 miles from Cusco, Peru to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. The walk is considered among the top five treks in the world, taking you through dense cloud forests, subtropical jungles, and rare orchid gardens. You’ll climb past the ruins of Llactapata, Runkurakay, and Sayacmarca before reaching the most famous of the remaining Inca villages: Machu Picchu. On the last day, you’ll arrive before dawn to catch the sunrise over the rubble of this mysterious city. The sight has been described as one of the most breathtaking experiences in the world.

Cruise The Nile In Style

Between Luxor and Aswan, Egypt, the coast of the Nile River is dotted with some of the world’s most spectacular ancient temples, tombs and shrines.

Click to read more

How to Stay Healthy on a Cruise

Cruise Health Photo by Christian Lambert/flickr

How to Stay Healthy on your Next Cruise

Cruising is by far the most relaxing way to travel. Everything you need – food, drink, entertainment – is under one roof. No need to lift a finger as there’s a full staff of stewards, waiters and chefs ready to serve you. And while the captain is busy steering the ship to multiple ports of call, all you have to do is work on your tan. Cruising may be good for the mind, but it’s hard on the body. Meals are often served buffet-style, making it easy to overindulge. Bar drinks are strong and plentiful. And the tight quarters don’t exactly lend themselves to exercise. Sure, you want to relax and let loose on vacation, but you also want to take care of yourself. Here are some tips for staying healthy and balanced your next cruise.

Don’t Forget Your Shots

The Centers for Disease Control recommends all passengers ensure their vaccinations are up to date before hitting the high seas. See a full list of recommended vaccinations by country. Even if your destination doesn’t require any shots, it’s good to make sure you’re protected against measles, chickenpox and the flu.

Click to read more