YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY

Tips to make your long flight more bear­able

Runner's World (UK) - - Coach -

STAY UP

‘Sleep on the plane if it’s bed­time in your des­ti­na­tion city,’ says sports phys­i­ol­o­gist Randy Wil­ber. If you’re trav­el­ling dur­ing day­time in your des­ti­na­tion coun­try, try to stay awake.

SQUEEZE IT

Wear com­pres­sion socks. The pres­sure re­duces fluid buildup, which helps pre­vent DVT. The im­proved cir­cu­la­tion can also stave off post-flight leg slug­gish­ness, says Wil­ber.

FIGHT GERMS

Spend­ing hours on a flight is a great way to get sick. Ap­ply an­tibac­te­rial hand gel lib­er­ally. Us­ing a saline nasal spray will help pre­vent your nose from dry­ing out in the re­cir­cu­lated air.

SUP UP

Dry aero­plane air causes de­hy­dra­tion, which height­ens jet lag. ‘It ex­ac­er­bates the travel-fa­tigue sce­nario,’ says Wil­ber. Aim to drink a cup of water every 60-90 min­utes.

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