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Whether you are jet-setting out of town to find some snow, or heading into town to find some beautiful time on the beach, vacation can means a few dehydrating and stressful hours on an airplane before you reach your final destination.
If you are gearing up for a long flight, make sure you are prepared so you can make those hours in the air as healthy as they can be. Read these tips to ensure that you have a healthy and safe flight to some great location.
The air in the “air” may not be as dangerously full of germs as you may think, because airplane air is often more filtered than the air in the average office building. This does not mean that you are not susceptible to illness while you are at 35,000 feet, but the danger instead comes from areas where an ill passenger is likely to touch. The fast turnaround time between flights means that certain areas on the airplanes do not get the cleaning that they need. To ensure that you do not touch some infected place on the plane, carry a bottle of hand sanitizer that you can use to quickly wipe down your area when you first sit down.
Speaking of what you are breathing at 35,000 feet, the air in a plane lacks even so much as trace amounts of humidity. This leads to dry nose, throat and mouth and can leave your healthy defenses down. If you want to fight dehydration, skip the alcohol and sugar soda and instead ask for a glass of water or a bottle of water.
Even if you are not on a flight to Australia, it helps to get up and move to reduce the risk for a condition called deep vein thrombosis. This is a condition in which blood clots develop in the legs and, upon making a move after not moving for 10(+) hours, the blood clot can dislodge and cause a stroke.
Posted by: Michelle Germann
Created on: Mon 25 February 2013 08:48
Last modified: Never
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