Anyone who has already flown, knows that a long flight can be very tiring. Even a perfectly
healthy body gets tired. Here are some tips how to stay fit during a flight.
Of course, a "long trip" means different things to everyone. Some people find that sitting for
1 or 2 hours in one place is seriously exhausting, while some people don't mind flying for 10
or 12 hours. Our bodies are under 25% less pressure (compared to ground level) and
therefore less oxygen is inhaled, so we feel tired earlier. Some people experience jet lag
quickly, others do not at all. Some people become dehydrated quickly and have headaches.
Let’s see what steps you can take to help prevent or minimize jet lag.
What can you do to be fitter in the plane?
It is not a secret that it’s worth moving more. The exercise stimulates blood circulation,
increases heart rate and helps us stay alert. Most flights have automatic seat allocation, but
if you buy a more expensive ticket, you can choose your seat. You should avoid seats near
toilets, because these places are frequented by passengers, making us difficult to move
around. Not to mention the smell and the queue, although there is no doubt that these
inconveniences can increase our heart rate.
Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages when having a window seat or an aisle
seat. You can feel bad when you want to keep moving but the passenger sitting next to you
is watching the final episode of his favourite Brazilian soap opera and you are about to ask
him to stand up. Do not worry about it. You are responsible for your own health and by
pressing the pause button and asking the other passenger to stand up, you can also move a
little. If you want to prepare for a longer trip, check which seat is ideal to choose. You can
visit website https://seatguru.com/ to find out which plane to take and which seat to book.
What to do before you travel?
Eat a little before the trip. As flying is a rather unusual situation, it is stressful. Stress burns
more calories, so you can be hungry sooner. It's easier to cope with stress if you don't have a
completely empty stomach. The humidity in the plane is extremely low (10-20%), so it's a
good idea to drink plenty of water. This reduced humidity dehydrates you quickly, just like
alcohol and coffee. You should avoid drinking them before and during the trip, as
dehydration can cause headaches, which can be awful during a long flight.
What to wear during the flight?
You should not wear tight clothes. We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes. Light and
casual wear is a big advantage. Do not forget that it's cold in the plane, so always take a thin
sweater with you.
How to move around in the plane?
Lack of exercise can be bad for a healthy body. A swollen feet can be the first sign that there
is some problem inside. You should stand up and walk a little, then move your calves a few
times. Neck rolls, shoulder rolls and little gymnastics can make the flight more enjoyable.
There are certain people who can fall asleep at the moment of taking off and sleep until the
doors open. (They usually got the best seats on the plane.) For those who can't relax or fall
asleep, a 10-minute exercise is recommended every 1 or 2 hours.