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FOR FREQUENTLY FIT FLYERS

FOR FREQUENTLY FIT FLYERS

Try a few of these easy-to-do travel tips to arrive at your next business meeting or vacation destination a little less stressed and a lot more flexible.

For your back, bring an air-pillow that presses back at you rather than using the standard airline pillow that compresses. Put one foot up on your carry-on bag to further reduce lower back and pelvic pressure. Walk the isle once or twice an hour. Do basic isometric stretches for the legs and arms. Bring alternate knees to chest while seated. First class and bulkhead passengers may be able to forward flex the chest to the thighs.

Remember to increase water intake and limit alcohol and caffeine, beginning 48 hours before your trip. Rehydration is especially important on long flights where dry cabin air is constantly being re-circulated.

To counteract cell oxidation, very frequent flyers should add an antioxidant to their vitamin program, beginning a few days before take-off.

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For an obscure but inexpensive tip, put brown paper (shopping bag) cutouts inside your shoes. Some health-conscious flyers believe that “ion transfer” from electricity in the clouds to your body can cause travel fatigue. Ions can travel through steel and aluminum, but not through brown paper. Your feet have very sensitive acupuncture points; therefore, the brown paper may limit the negative electrical effect.   If you remove your shoes in flight, put your cutouts inside your socks.  Ultimately, this falls under the category of, “It couldn’t hurt”.  Patients of mine have been using this for years.  Many love it, others see limited results, and no one has had a bad reaction.  The paper must be course with no wax.  Therefore, just a plain old brown paper bag from the grocery store works best.  Cut them out and keep in your air travel bag; they will last until they tear.  Obviously, they are easy to replace.

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