Ways To Stay Healthy On A Flight

Ways To Stay Healthy On A Flight

Going away on holiday is such a fun time and something that we all need to look forward to, but how many times do you get to your holiday destination and you are ill because of the germs that circulate in a plane? I am always falling victim to aeroplane germs! But there are ways that you can ensure you stay healthy on the journey and throughout your holiday if you follow some tips from us.

Take Vitamins

In the run-up to your flight, you can take some vitamins to help you feel better but to also help fight off any other illnesses that might be going around the plane. They recycle the air conditioning, so if someone has a cold or flu then it's going to make others on the flight ill too. If you have dosed up on some vitamin c, that will help to keep some colds at bay and also echinacea. 

Vitamins like Iron, vitamin B12 or beetroot powder will help you feel more energetic as you prepare for your flight and will help you to feel more energetic as you reach your destination. Whilst Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 will help you if you are stressed about your flight in any way and will calm you down a little.

Flight Socks

These will save your life, I often have people coming into my work and saying how expensive they are, but can you really put a price on your life? If you are going on a long flight, you need to help the blood circulation in your body. Staying still for a long time can cause blood clots so, you need to make sure that you get up and stretch your legs as much as possible or book a seat with more leg room. Budget airlines tend to cram more seats in the plane so you will need to walk up and down the aisle to stretch your legs. 

Carry Pain Killers In Hand luggage

This one I learned the hard way! There is nothing worse than getting a headache or earache when you are 30,000 feet in the air and remembering that you put the painkillers in the suitcase! I have had to ask fellow passengers before for something to help ease the pain. Also if you take half an aspirin, it helps to thin the blood out on a long plane journey, reducing the risk of blood clots.

Make Sure You Don't Have Ear Problems

When you fly, it can really affect your ears, so it's best not to fly anywhere if your ears hurt in the slightest or you think you might have an ear infection. This is one of the most painful pains I think we can have as a human being and when your 30,000 feet in the air, the pain feels 10 times worse. So if you think there might be a problem with your ears, get them checked out and cleaned at a professional clinic such as Auris Ear Care who offer ear cleaning in London before you travel. After all, you rely on your ears for balance as well as hearing. 

Don't Travel If You Know You Are Ill Or In Pain

This will only escalate if you're at 30,000 feet and it could be more serious than you thought. If you knowingly fly when you're ill you can also pass something on to other passengers by the recycled air conditioning as well as by touching the seat, door handles etc. If there is another passenger on the plane that picks up illnesses fast due to a low immune system, then they will also be I'll with your sickness. If you're in pain on a flight, there is also limited things that the cabin crew can do to help you too and flying can aggravate it because your body swells as you fly.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water because you will dehydrate on the plane. It can get hot and stuffy on there, and alcohol will contribute to dehydrating you too. I always buy a bottle of water at the airport and drink it on the plane.

Keep Your Hands Clean

This is really important because there are so many germs on public transport, so carry a liquid hand wash gel, so you can clean your hands thoroughly after using the loo and also after you have touched door handles etc. If you don't have a liquid hand gel, a packet of hand wipes will work just as well. I usually carry both because the hand wipes are good for freshening your face up too.

Are you travelling soon? What kind of thing would you take with you to keep healthy and clean?