Avoid Health Risks while flying
Flying is my least favorite thing, and for me, very uncomfortable, because I'm so short and the seats were made for bigger people. There are also some common ailments involved in flying such as jet lag, common colds, respiratory infections, achy joints, and even pulmonary issues. Here are few simple things you can do to help avoid these issues:
If you find that Jet Lag gets you when you fly, try Melatonin, a natural supplement. Melatonin will help to reset your biological clock after your arrival (always check with your physician). Take 1 – 3 mg each night before your new bedtime. This should usually only take about 2 days to become adjusted.
Most people get the common cold from being on a flight because air is recirculated – helping those airborne germs right into your system. And to make matters worse than that, usually the humidity on an airplane is about 10% or lower. This type of humidity level is great for helping viruses and bacteria attach to your mucous membranes lining your nose and mouth. Here’s something easy for you to do to cut down your percentage of illness: Take an Echinacea as well as two grams of vitamin C the day before your flight, before your flight, as well as the day after your flight. Also drink lots of water to keep your membranes hydrated which will decrease your odds of anything attaching to them.
To keep the neck and back pain to a minimum, bring along a small blanket and a u shaped pillow. Roll the blanket and place behind your back and the u shaped pillow will do the trick for your neck. And again, keep well hydrated to keep the joint aches and pains to a minimum.
You may not have a history of Pulmonary Issues, but sitting on a plane for a long time shows increased risk for embolisms, a potentially deadly condition where a blood clot forms in your leg. Any blood clot in your body can travel right to your lungs and cut off oxygen supply. To avoid this possible issue on long flights, take periodic walks to keep your blood circulating and not pooling in any one area. If you cannot get up and do some walking, you can keep circulated by doing leg lifts while in your seat.
Also, before, during or after your journey to your travel destination, anxiety and stress may be very high. There are specific crystals that every traveler could carry with them to sooth their nerves, to protect them from negative energy, or to simply have a concentration piece to keep their minds off of all of the things that may stress us out. See some crystals below that can help with issues of traveling and how you can use them as focal points to keep your journey a positive one.
These are all relatively simple tips and things you can do before, during, and after your flight to keep yourself in optimal health. If you have any interesting things that you do to help in your travels, I'd love to hear about it and share these tips with others!
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