I am very serious when it comes to being healthy while traveling. I’m mostly talking about plane travel here, not visiting the hotel gym (because that’s never fun). Staying healthy while traveling encompasses a lot of moving parts. Not only do you need to maintain your health, but you also need to be conscious about taking care of your body, skin and mind. Especially when time changes are involved! Personally, I view airplanes as germ vacuums. Here are some of my top tips to make sure you have a successful, sickness free vacation.
Wipe down every inch of your seat. Armrest, buttons, tray table, window, and headrest. A study found that germs on a plane last for 7 days. Who knows who was on your plane before you! Clean that seat up. Oh, and never touch the seat back pocket. 99% of people treat it as a trash can and germs are swarming.
Drink lots of water. I typically bring a Smart Water bottle and fill it up just before boarding the plane. I set a goal to finish said water bottle prior to landing. It’s more challenging than you would think. If you are traveling across the pond or on a flight longer than 10 hours, drink at least 2-3 large bottles of water to ensure your body is hydrated.
As hard as it is to pass up the airport Chick-fil-A, try to eat healthy before and during your flight. Eat healthy foods that will fill you up such as apples, bananas, almonds, granola bars. My personal new favorite are the Purely Elizabeth granola bars!
If you’re on a long-haul flight, bring compression socks. Sitting in a cramped plane seat for long periods of time on a plane can cause poor circulation and blood clots. Compression socks will help with your circulation and ensure that your body arrives in an active state, ready to explore!
Skin care is very important when you’re in the air! When traveling, you are taking your skin out of the environment it is used to and putting it in a new climate. This will take some adjustments! When on a long flight, I try to maintain my skin care routine. Yes, I know, using that tiny bathroom sink is difficult. Take your make-up off and put your lotion on. Trust me, your skin is itching for some hydration. My all-time favorite product is Jet Lag Mask by Summer Fridays. It smells amazing and keeps moisture locked into your skin.
Have any other healthy tips that we’re missing? Share with us in the comments!