- Drink Plenty of Water: Most of us don't drink enough water in the first place, not to mention when we are traveling. It is recommended to drink at least 8 ounces of water for every hour that you travel. That is about 2 of those cups that the flight attendants give you when they are passing out drinks and snacks.
- Exercise: What do you do during the flight to pass the time? Try to sleep? Read? Catch up on work? All of these activities have you sitting prone in your seat. Once that seat belt light turns off, try and make sure to walk up and down the isle at least once an hour during your flight. This will keep your blood flow circulating and help prevent that achy feeling your body after sitting down for hours at a time.
I used to love flying on a plane as a child, but as I got older I realized how terrible I felt after each flight. I would always leave the plane with chapped lips, dry sinuses, and for some reason be more susceptible to catching a cold within the next few days. Here are a two things that you can do to help feel better the next time that you travel by air.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is the Immediate Past President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with children with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.