Flying on Holiday? Stay Healthy!

Flying on Holiday? Stay Healthy!

If you are travelling anywhere by plane, you will know that there are issues with the health. Flying causes all types of medical problems. While you’re not likely to suffer from them because of one flight, it is worth taking some precautions. Here are some tips to remain healthy during your flight.

Drinking-waterDrink Plenty of Water While Flying

Keep yourself hydrated. Many people fail to do this because they forget just how long the flight is. Water is the best thing for you and will keep you alert.

If you do have alcohol, have some water in between your drinks to keep your body hydrated. Remember that alcohol will affect you more quickly when in the air.

stewardess-walking-plane-luggageWalk Around the Plane

If your flight is longer than an hour, arrange to walk around the plane for 10 minutes each hour. Of course, you will need to listen to safety instructions and you may have to keep your seatbelt on if you hit turbulence.

Walking will help to keep the blood circulating around your legs to avoid swelling and discomfort.

Healthy-diet-mushrooms-saladOpt for Raw and Healthy Food

Raw food is full of water to help you remain hydrated. Have some carrot sticks, celery sticks and fruit with you in tubs for your journey—you shouldn’t have any problem getting these passed security.

Raw foods are also full of nutrients, which help to keep you naturally healthy. Fruit and vegetables are the perfect snacks and taking your own means you spend less money on the flight.

flight-socksInvest in Flight Socks

If you regularly suffer from varicose veins, swelling or other leg problems, consider investing in flight socks.

They are specially designed to improve the blood flow to avoid the majority of leg problems while flying. However, you will need to keep yourself walking around if you have a long flight.

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plane-drink-cocktailAvoid Alcohol as Much as Possible

Some people are nervous flyers and find a drink helps to calm them but try to avoid alcohol as much as possible. At altitude it will affect you much quicker and forces your body to work extra hard.

If you have to drink anything, opt for white wine or the clear spirits. They don’t make your body work as hard as other drinks.

pharmacy-pillsTake Probiotics Before and After

You won’t be able to take probiotics onto the plane unless they are in pill form (most are in yogurt drinks!) but you can have them before and after the flight.

They are excellent for aiding the digestive system, which keeps everything else in check. They can prevent you being bloated during the flight.

woman-plane-travelLower Your Stress Levels

Stress levels are high when flying. This could be due to customs, security or just because you’re a nervous flyer. The best thing you can do is lower your stress levels.

Breathe deeply and focus on something that makes you happy. You can also have your music or calming sounds to help keep your stress levels to a minimum.

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