Traveling is very exciting. It feeds the mind, the body, and the soul. From booking your flights and hotels to discovering the possibilities available to you on your trip, the excitement makes you want to leave now. But hold on, you want those few extra days before your trip to prepare your body. The last thing you want is to be stuck in your hotel room due to feeling less than your stellar self.
Protecting yourself and preparing for trips on airplanes is important and pretty easy to accomplish. Whether you are jet setting off around the world or taking a quick hour flight across state lines, getting sick by simply stepping foot on an airplane increases your chances 100 times, according to research done by Compare Travel Insurance. The virtually moisture-free conditions inside the cabin of the aircraft increases your body’s vulnerability to airborne infections.
There are two important things you can do for yourself to prepare your body for the low moisture conditions – HYDRATE and take VITAMINS. A few days before your scheduled flight, start drinking extra water and take extra vitamins – specifically Vitamin C and B-Complex Vitamins. Your body does not and cannot store Vitamin C or B-Complex Vitamins, as they are water soluble. By increasing your intake of Vitamin C and B-Complex Vitamins, your body can have them in supply when you enter the extreme environment change that comes with flying.
Additionally, another important component to pay attention to – is increasing your intake of antioxidants, like quercetin and resveratrol. The key component to remember with antioxidants, like quercetin, with traveling is that they reduce inflammation and cell damage. Flying increases inflammation in the body, due to the lack of oxygen present causing poor circulation in the body. When inflammation in the body occurs, it is like a big huge flashing ‘welcome’ sign for airborne illnesses to come on in and attach themselves. It is an environment in which sickness thrives in, to really knock you off your feet. Plus, resveratrol is specifically said to help avert blood clots, which older people are more susceptible to obtaining when traveling by plane.
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