We have selected for you some of the best tips from the 'Healthy Traveler Report'. Read the report for more valuable insights and tips on how to stay healthy while traveling.
You may not be able to avoid jet lag entirely, but you may be able to reduce its effects by gradually moving mealtimes and bedtime closer to the schedule of your destination. For example, if you're traveling east, go to bed a half-hour earlier than usual for several nights. If you'll be traveling west, stay up a half-hour later on several consecutive nights. Also, drink plenty of water, as being dehydrated worsens the physical symptoms of jet lag. And go easy on coffee and alcohol, as both can disturb your sleep.
2. Stay healthy while travelling
Drink plenty of water to help counteract the low relative humidity while flying, and if you've had breathing problems in the past or noticed a sense of breathlessness while flying, ask your doctor whether you may need oxygen when travelling by air. Get up and move around the cabin as often as possible to reduce the risk of deep-vein thrombosis, or blood clots in your legs. If you experience motion sickness, try travelling on an empty stomach, getting plenty of fresh air, and keeping your gaze fixed on something stationary, like the horizon.
3. Ease tension
Invoke calm en route by checking your body for tension, like this: relax your facial muscles and allow your jaw to fall open slightly. Let your shoulders drop. Let your arms fall to your sides. Allow your hands to loosen so there are spaces between your fingers. Uncross your legs or ankles. Feel your thighs sink into your chair, letting your legs fall comfortably apart. Feel your shins and calves become heavier and your feet grow roots into the floor. Now breathe in slowly and breathe out slowly. Each time you breathe out, try to relax even more.
4. Sharpen your mind
These four habits can help boost your memory:
5. During meetings and events
Conferences can be exhausting. Try to avoid overscheduling yourself and seek out quiet spaces with plenty of natural light, which can help regulate your circadian rhythm and boost your energy levels.
6. Take advantage of "bleisure travel"
Rather than dashing straight to the airport the moment your conference ends, consider extending your trip with bleisure travel. A mixture of 'business' and 'leisure', this type of travel is an attractive way to make the most of your business trips. After all, if taking a few personal days to destress helps you return to the office feeling refreshed and recharged, that's a win-win for both you and your boss.