How To Stay Healthy While You Fly
Flying takes a toll on the body but there are a lot of ways to mitigate the damages of flying, so you can arrive feeling great.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY - Before you fly, eat and drink anti-inflammatory foods to get your body in the best place to handle flying.
SUPPORTIVE HERBS - I like to start taking Dr. Singha’s Travel Tonic about 12 hours before my flight. It’s small enough to go in your carryon and continue taking as you travel.
DRINK MORE WATER - This one is so simple, but it will have a giant affect on how you feel! I carry a Berkey bottle with me to remove toxins from airport water fountains and avoid buying bottled water.
PLAN - Plan appropriately to arrive at the airport plenty early. This will keep your body out of stress mode.
MEAL PREP - Pack a healthy airport friendly snacks/meals so you aren’t tempted to eat unhealthy meals in-flight or at the airport. If you don’t have time to do this, perhaps consider fasting during the flight.
SEAT SELECTION - See if you can’t choose a seat towards the front of the plane. Air is circulated from front to back in planes, so seats towards the front have better quality air.
IMMUNE BOOST - Add glutathione, vitamins A, D, C and zinc into your routine to keep your immune system up. Glutathione, an antioxidant, is especially helpful for flights.
At The Airport
RELAX - Since you’ve arrived early, remind yourself you can stay relaxed because you have plenty of time to handle whatever comes at you
GET BLOOD FLOWING - If you are traveling with somebody, consider taking turns watching the luggage while the person off luggage duty walks or jogs around the terminal. Another great option is to pack a super lightweight yoga mat. Then you can stay with your luggage.
BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION - Most planes have terrible blue led lighting which is unhealthy. A pair of blue light blocking glasses will protect your eyes and keep your mood and energy up.
HEARING - The average airplane has a noise level of about 80 decibels which will raise your stress levels. Noise blocking headphones or earplugs will reduce stress during flight.
CIRCADIAN CYCLES - If it’s daylight, stay awake. If it’s dark, try to sleep.
GROUNDING - As soon as possible, walk barefoot on a natural surface to allow excess built up electrical charge to disperse from your body. Swimming in a natural body of water is also very effective at grounding.
CRYO - This is one of the most effective treatments I’ve found to reduce the inflammation I experience after flights. Cryotherapy is cold therapy. If you don’t have a cryo place where you’ve flown, swimming in a cold body of natural water is also effective and will do double duty, grounding you too.
COMPRESSION THERAPY - This very relaxing treatment will get your lymph system flowing again.
SLEEP CYCLES - Stay as close as possible to the circadian rhythm of the place you’ve arrived. Wind down for bed as the sun sets.