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Air Travel Health Tips

Post Last Modified – April 01, 2024 ¦

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Six Air Travel Health Tips – Good To Know

I came across an article a short while ago about ✈ Air Travel Health. It explained a few simple ways to stay healthy when flying the friendly 🌥 skies. A few of them I certainly was aware of, but a couple of others did grab my attention. I thought they were important enough to pass on to you. 😎

In this post, I thought I would cover 6 important …

🛫 Air Travel Health Tips 🛫

but there are many more to consider when traveling by air. First, check out this short, but informative 📹 video offering a few other helpful travel tips.

Air Travel Health Tips – YouTube Video

6 Tips For Healthy Air Travel

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We all want to arrive at our chosen destination; happy and healthy. 🙂 These tips offer a few simple ways to help prevent illness, and ensure you and your family stay healthy when traveling.

Staying Healthy On A Flight

Air Travel Tip # 1

Bottled water

Even as Dr. McBarron pointed out in the video above, perhaps the most important thing you can do for your body both before, during and after a flight, is to hydrate yourself. 

This means with … Water!

The cabin air in an ✈ aircraft is re-circulated air.  It is dry, stuffy and can dehydrate you quickly. So it’s especially important to drink water at least 8 ounces for every 30 minutes traveling if you possibly can. Besides keeping your body hydrated and healthy, there are other benefits associated with consuming plenty of water during your flight, which I will point out below.

Remember, 🍺 alcohol and ☕ coffee work opposite to that of water. Never consider these options as an alternative to water at any time, whether flying or any other time. Sure you can enjoy either one or both, but don’t forget to re-hydrate with water if more so if you do!

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How To Stay Healthy In An Airplane

Air Travel Tips # 2

Air Travel Health Tips For Your Flight

The subject of water leads us to our health tip number two which is … Exercise!

Exercise is crucial, especially on those long-haul flights of 3 hours or more. You must get up and 🚶 move around for a number of reasons. If not, you may be subjecting yourself to some serious consequences as a result of; 💺 staying motionless.

For example and what can be very serious is;Blood Clots. These can be very serious and without getting into details, they occur as a result of poor circulation.

The moral of the story is to get up and 🚶 move around periodically during your flight. This will help to keep proper circulation and help prevent blood clotting. If you drink lots of water as you should, this will certainly bring on the need to use the cabin 🚻 washroom.

So, water and movement are two very important things to keep in mind during your flight!

Avoiding Germs On Airplanes

Air Travel Tips # 3

Hand Washing
This next tip is certainly something that we have become more aware of in the last few years, especially during travel. This important tip can definitely help prevent unwanted sudden illness, along with other associated problems from developing while away.

The topic is … Sanitation! 

We always carry handy travel size hand sanitizer and yes, airplanes are definitely filled with unsanitary places for you to contract an illness from. Such places as your; arm rests, fold down tables, information placards and even those self-adjusting overhead air vents.

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Just think of the number of people that come into contact with such items on a daily basis, and many who don’t even wash their hands. So wash your hands and/or use sanitizer often, especially before eating and try to always keep your hands away from your mouth and eyes.

One other worthy note is; 🚶 Do Not Walk around the cabin without footwear, particularly into the lavatory!

Boost Immune System Before Flying

Air Travel Tips # 4

healthy snacksBring along some healthy choice snacks to enjoy during your flight. 

Today, most major airlines charge extra in 💺 Economy Class for any type of meal and in my experience, they are not very healthy! 

A great number of airport restaurants now offer more healthy; 🥪 To–Go snack packs, that you can bring onto the airplane. A much better choice than what may be available on the flight. We always bring healthy snacks with us such as; granola bars, muffins, apples, peanuts and so forth.

This way, when the hunger pains strike, you don’t have to rely on unhealthy food choices.

How To Stay Healthy On Long Haul Flights

Air Travel Tips # 5

Chewing Gum

This is something my wife always seems to pack and what I always forget and that is carrying Sugarless Chewing Gum or Candies for the flight. 

Sometimes I have difficulty clearing my ears and chewing a piece of gum during take-off, seems really help in getting my ears cleared, particularly if I may be slightly congested.

For those with babies or very small children, be sure to carry along that bottle or pacifier and plan to use them particularly at difficult times, such as take-off and landings.

Carry Your Medical Identification Or Bracelet

Air Travel Tips # 6

medical alert bracelet

Last but definitely not least of the many tips one could suggest for a happy and healthy flight, is something quite often overlooked and that is; a ⚕ Medical Identification Card or Bracelet. 

This is when carrying this item is the most important … when you are traveling. Especially if traveling abroad.

If you suffer from any chronic illness, serious allergies or any other note-worthy ailment, be sure to make your condition readily available for others to easily access. Include contact numbers, medications and so forth.

It is also important to carry enough medication with you on the flight, and that will also cover any extra delays or the possibility of lost 🧳 luggage. Just a reminder in case of an unexpected health episode, which will greatly improve your overall outcome as a result.

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There you have it, just a few tips for staying healthy during air travel. I’m always amazed and have often wondered how flight attendants don’t get sick when they fly on a daily basis.

They certainly must follow a very strict regime and take measures as these and more, to stay as healthy and prevent illness.

Be sure to check out one of my other posts here on …

📖 Airplane Travel Tips and Etiquette. 📖

Yes, believe it or not, there are some simple rules of etiquette you should follow when flying!

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Covid Update
COVID-19 TRAVEL update

I am sure we are all aware of the practices in effect for preventing this dreaded covid pandemic. As a quick reminder and especially if you traveling by air, rail or public bus;

☞   Wash your hands frequently and especially before eating;

☞   Carry hand sanitizer and use frequently;

☞   Avoid touching any surfaces used by others;

☞   Where a face mask indoors within public places and congestion;

☞   Practice social distancing regularly;

☞   Avoid large gatherings.

Above all, be safe and stay safe always. Let’s all work together and be rid of this horrible virus circulating the globe.

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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