We all know traveling and jet lag can be a hassle and takes a toll on our bodies. When I fly international, I always book the red eye flight so I can eat dinner before I board and maximize my sleeping time on the plane. Once on board, I like to have chamomile tea and melatonin to help me wind down and fall asleep easier. When I wake up I get up to stretch and walk around to keep my muscles active and prevent stiffness. The better you feel when you land, the less likely you will be to fall off your fitness routine. When I get to my destination I go straight to the gym or a park near by for a brisk walk. No matter how lousy or tired I may be, I always feel better after a workout. Follow these simple tips to feel your best and ditch the jet lag. xx
- Avoid all forms of caffeine and stimulants before a long flight.
- Dab a little of lavender oil on your skin throughout the flight to induce calmness and sleep.
- I don’t usually take melatonin, but it is great for long flights.
- Exposing yourself to light will reduce your body’s production of melatonin, which can keep you up longer. Take your melatonin, put on your eye patch and doze off into sweet dreams!
- I’m sure you know flying makes us dehydrated – so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the flight.
- Whether you book a personal training session or do some form of light exercise when you land, it will help you bounce back into schedule.
- Book a massage when you arrive at your destination to help restore and relax your mind.