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10 of the Best Gadgets to Make Travel Healthy

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Travel can disrupt healthy routines but thanks to technology, these 10 gadgets can get you back on track.

1) Stickers That Warn About UV Limits

Before spending time in the sun, apply a UV sticker or band, and sunscreen. These bands and patches turn color when you've hit your limit on ultraviolet B rays, so you won't get burned and avoid the risk of skin cancer.

2) Posture Coach

Sitting for long periods of time with bad posture can leave you achy. To combat that, HealthyTravelBlog.com recommends Lumo Lift, a posture coach that you wear like a belt.

It senses your body’s positioning and if you slouch, it vibrates, reminding you to sit up straight.

3) Ear Plugs That Ease Pressure

Flying hurts when you’re congested or have sensitive ears, so ear plugs like EarPlanes decrease cabin-pressure pain. Inside the plugs are filters that regulate air pressure to keep you comfy during takeoff and landing, according to Today.com.

4) Compression Socks

Compression socks help circulation in your legs during long trips. Since they’re tight in the right areas, they increase blood flow. This reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein.

5) Acupressure Wrist Bands

There are nodes on these wrist bands that decrease motion sickness by stimulating your nervous system to release endorphins which block pain, according to WomensHealthMag.com.

6) Portable Humidifier

Dry air in hotel rooms and cars can be uncomfortable. According to travel expert Peter Greenberg, Satechi’s portable humidifier attaches to a water bottle and sends cool mist into your personal space.

7) Portable Water Purifier

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