Fit in the plane - so you travel comfortably

Summer, sun, beach and sea - who knows, now likes to travel south to escape our changeable weather. To make an exotic beach holiday, however, often a long-haul flight of several hours must be accepted. So that you arrive fit and rested at your holiday destination, here are some healthy tips:

  • Sore throat or hoarseness are common symptoms after long air travel. The reason is the air conditioning of the aircraft. The low humidity dries out the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat; This allows viruses and bacteria to adhere better to the mucous membranes. The result: you get sick faster. Therefore, it is important to drink about 0.5 - 1 liter more water or diluted fruit juices than usual during a long flight, so that the mucous membranes always stay moist.
  • Take a spray of saline solution from the pharmacy and spray the solution into the nose every 30 minutes; this reduces the unpleasant dehydration of the nasal mucosa. You should also do this a few days after the flight at your resort.
  • Avoid bloating food before flying and do not drink carbonated mineral water. This can lead to flatulence at dizzy heights.
  • During sleep, the organism is least stressed during a long-haul flight.
  • Occurring sleep problems and excitement can be alleviated by a mild valerian supplement.
  • Alcoholic beverages and coffee should not be drunk on the plane because they are water-repellent.
  • Even healthy people have leg cramps, venous problems and circulatory disorders in their legs after a long-distance flight.
  • Your circulation will thank you when you move. Get up and walk around. To improve the return flow of venous blood.
  • Loosen clothes and belts during the flight. Take off your shoes on the plane and put your legs up, preferably on a travel bag. Massage your feet and do your gymnastics exercises with your toes.
  • Also think of a warming garment, because sometimes it is cool on the plane.
  • After a long flight, many feel like they are wheeled because of the time difference. When you land, the body is often programmed to sleep. But there is a bright day at your destination. They are tired, irritable, unfocused, listless. Against the physical consequences of the time zone shift, the so-called jet-lag, you can help the best by setting your sleep / wake cycle to the time at your resort before.
  • If you suffer from a chronic condition, talk to your doctor about whether and under what conditions a long-haul flight is suitable for you.
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