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Shoutout to Air Travelers: Here’s to a Healthier Trip

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Since summer is fast approaching, it is given that people are planning to go on a healthier trip. There are times where you want to travel by sea, land, or even by air. In every type of travel, you need to make sure that you brought the right food.

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According to Harvard Medical School, “The prospect of a long flight often raises health concerns. Especially in passengers who are older or have certain conditions, air travel and the related stress can have an impact on health.”

As stated in the same article, there are few trouble areas. Here are some of it that you need to be aware of: deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), reduced oxygen and air pressure, ear pain, and jet lag. With the right food, you may be able to get away of these problems. In order to keep yourself away from it, here are foods you need to eat while you are traveling.

Make sure that you are prepared

If you have a lot of things to carry, ensure that your carry-on items are complete. Before eating you need to disinfect your hands. It is important that you bring hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes. Even after you have eaten your food, it is important that you know how to wash your hands. You don’t want to take with you some of the germs that you might get, do you?

Know the clothes you need to wear

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In The Muse, it was stated that passengers need to “wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and shoes you can slip off easily. Also, you can dress in layers. You need to be ready for the change in any temperature extremes in-flight. Avoid wearing tight socks since it might restrict circulation to the legs and feet.”

Bring emergency medicines

Unlike land travel, you can’t let your pilot stop the plane for you to buy medicine. There might be first aid kits but it is better that you brought your own. Always see to it that you have labeled each of the pills. It is due to the reason that every state or even country has laws when it comes to governing prescriptions of medications.

Prepare food you will eat

There are foods you can eat and you need to avoid when you are planning to have a healthier trip via air. According to Net Doctor, “Fennel and peppermint are good for digestion; ginger can ease nausea and motion sickness, and chamomile will help you rest and relax.”

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You need to know what are the food you need to avoid to have a safer and healthier trip. As stated in Smarter Travel, there are some food that you need to avoid before your departure. The following are the things you need to avoid in order for you to have a smooth airplane travel.

  • Low-sodium items
  • Oranges
  • Herbal teas
  • Yogurt
  • Water with lemon
  • Lean protein
  • Smoothies

Before your flight, there are things you need to stop doing. Aside from the food and other things to consider. You need to make sure that you are mentally ready for it. If you have a fear of flying, there are steps that you can follow to avoid it. The best thing to get through it is to overcome it. Have the courage to overcome your fear. You might just surprise yourself if you’ve done it.

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