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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spacious, Beautiful, World Class Air Travel?

If only every flight had space like this...

virtual  private jet


With weather like this...

Yes I like Southwest

And service like this...

need I say more


The drama of the high pace world of today is inescapable for most...and when you travel even more drama is piled on without even mentioning trying to stay healthy.

However...thanks to todays technology and options provided that cater more to those trying to live a healthy lifestyle things are dare I say easier than they used to be when it comes to staying on the health track when traveling through the air.

Hey, you can set reminders and even have Siri remind you to do the things below.

The key of course is preparation.  I know...a broken record...but it's true...

Hydration strategy for flying...

unless you bring your own
Make sure you bring 1 or 2, 1/2 liter bottles of water with you when you are going to the airport.  Drink one or both on the way to the airport...before security and save one of the empty bottles (or you can bring a reusable water bottle of your choice).  Once through security fill up the empty bottle or 2 if it's a long flight...so you will have plenty of water and not be relying on the miniature airplane cups filled with ice (especially if you have a long flight).  Then you won't have to spend $4 on a bottle of water after security.  If you are one of those who doesn't drink water on a plane because you don't want to get up and use the restroom you should reconsider (sitting for long periods is known to cause deep vein thrombosis) because you will get dehydrated on an airplane because the air is really dry.  Hey it will help you feel more energized when traveling if you stay hydrated...

Take home message - 1/2 Liter per hour of flight time.  This will work well in the continental US...those big long overseas flights...you will have to drink airline water unless you plan on having a water carry on.  Meaning you'll have to spend a lot of money on airport bottle water or cart a whole bunch of empty bottles through security...might not be kosher with the tsa personnel.

Eating strategy for flying...

Always eat a substantial good quality meal before you go to the airport...I don't care if it's 4 in the morning...you need to eat!  Because if you don't you will get to the airport and be forced to either buy outrageously priced mostly unhealthy airport food or you will starve yourself until you get to your destination and consequently feel like crap when you get there.  The other thing that will happen if you don't take eating into your own hands is that  by the time you do eat you will be so hungry that you'll eat anything you see...and it will likely be a bunch of garbage that's not good for you.


found on trees?
Anymore it's not like you can wait to get on the plane to get some quality food...ooohhh you might get some 5 yr old fake cheese and cracker pack or pretzels, peanuts etc.  And you would be naive to think airlines are dropping the coin to get high quality snacks with the tight margins they have they are getting the cheapest stuff they can find!  Thus you should also bring some high quality snacks with you that will keep you going.  Things like nuts, fruit (apples), some high quality food bars (not granola and other processed sugar filled products masquerading as health food), high quality jerky (you need protein )

Movement strategy for flying...

not sure what airline they're flying on?
Get off your butt and move around...whatever you do avoid sitting still in your seat the whole time.  Assuming the seatbelt sign is off and it's safe to do so, you should get up at least once an hour and at the minimum stand and alternate tightening and relaxing your muscles throughout your body to keep blood flowing.  I usually get up and walk to the back of the plane and stand...and if you're hydrating and eating (see above) you'll need to use the restroom.  Dang the restrooms are small though, normal size people can barely fit in them so I don't even want to think about how bigger people maneuver.


Here's a short somewhat humorous video I made demonstrating how to work out on an airplane.  Some of these techniques might work well on early morning flights that are virtual ghost towns.  Others you can do more covertly so those who are centimeters away don't start getting worried.



Part II, later this week will cover ground travel health...

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