Five Tips for Healthy Airplane Travel

February 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

While flying does allow more time to spend at your destination, it can take a toll on your body. And often, many travelers return home with a cold or flu.

These five tips can help you stay healthy while traveling by airplane:

  1. Make sure you have a healthy immune system before you leave home. Make sure you are well rested, eating right and getting lots of exercise prior to leaving on your trip.
  1. Avoid stomach problems. Try to abide by your normal diet as much as possible. An occasional treat is acceptable during vacations, but make sure the majority of your meals contain fruit, vegetables and protein.
  1. Stay hydrated. If you are considering an alcoholic beverage on the plane, limit it to one during the flight and balance it out with two glasses of water.
  1. Stretch your legs. Most people become uncomfortable after sitting during a long flight, but it is especially important for pregnant women to stretch during even a short flight. Try to get up every hour and walk up the aisle to help protect against swelling.
  1. Carry on your germ defense army. Bring a small bottle of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, tissues, eye drops and lip balm as well as your own pillow and blanket.Source: American Osteopathic Association

 

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