If you travel around Peru you will need to take in consideration these tips that will help you get properly acclimatized to those high areas of Peru.

If you live on a city at sea level and are traveling to an area that is over 3000 meters high (9842 feet) then most likely the tension in your body’s muscles will rise since they will need to function with less oxygen. This is the reason why it’s very important to take some measures to prepare ourselves physically, especially if we are planning on taking a long hike.

The first thing you need to do before your adventure is to increase your cardiovascular activity. Take up running or try riding with an exercise bike. Cardiovascular training will help your body perform better in high altitude.

Make trial hikes that involve walking uphill as well as downhill, try taking a backpack similar to the one you will be taking along with you during your trip.

For additional exercises you might want to try swimming, or if you regularly go to the gym try to increase the frequency of your training.

Once you are in high altitude the key is to acclimate. Avoid making physical effort the first couple of days, try to get good rest and avoid smoking or having alcoholic drinks.

Nowadays there’s available a wide variety of pills that you will have to take a couple of hours prior traveling and after that every 8 hours. They will allow you to reduce the symptoms of the change in altitude such as headaches, nauseas, exhaustion and sleep disorders.

Additionally, it is recommended eating lightly, especially food that is easy to digest and keep hydrated.

These tips will help you enjoy your trip and stay healthy during your journey.

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