YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY
Tips to make your long flight more bearable
‘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.
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.
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.
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.