April 28, 2008
There are many adventures that we want to partake in our lives and make them memorable. But to fulfill these dreams, we need to leave the comfort of our homes and travel.
Traveling is enjoyable if the itinerary is well-planned, tickets and hotel reservations are pre-booked. You feel that nothing can come in between you and your well-deserved holiday. Here is where you are wrong.
Jetlag is one such hindrance which many people face across the globe but never give any importance to its do’s and don’ts. People traveling red-eye flights have to be even more aware of the possibilities so that they can revitalize themselves the moment they step out of their aircraft.
10 Tips To Minimize Jetlag
1) Have a good meal before you get to the airport. People are so stressed getting stuck in traffic, queuing for check-in, getting paperwork and boarding pass set that by the time they are about to board the flight, they are starving. It takes a while for the meal to get served on flight.
2) It is good to catch up on your sleep. The best way is to get a good seat, preferably a window seat. This helps as you can rest without getting disturbed by your fellow passengers. Ask for a pillow, blanket and eye mask and get ready for your snooze.
3) Eat and drink wisely on the flight. Avoid too much caffeine rich products like coffee, chocolates, colas and alcohol. Salted foods make you thirsty and cause a rise in blood pressure so watch out for them.
4) Keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water.
5) Wear loose and light clothing because many people experience swelling of the body and feet.
6) Set your alarm to wake up half an hour before the plane touches down. This will provide enough time to use the bathroom, gather possessions and acclimatize to the new day
7) Learn some simple stretches that you can do without disturbing people around. This is great for circulation. Even few minutes of walking down the isle to get a glass of water is good.
8) After you land, make sure you walk around, to improve your mobility and circulation.
9) When you arrive at your destination, take a shower and you will feel rejuvenated.
10) Consult your doctor before long haul flights. Take the prescribed medicine on time to avoid health risk and complications.
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