How To Avoid
I don't get jet-lagged. My secret?
- Get plenty of sun
a couple of days before departure (at least 1/2 hr of morning sun
- Drink plenty of fluids
during the flight except no caffeine or alcoholic beverages. (Okay.
So maybe I'll enjoy a glass of champagne if it's offered to me.
I shouldn't do it, but I'm a sucker for the bubbly.)
on the plane rather than watching the movies.
- Whenever I wake up on the plane, I go for
up and down the aisles for 5-10 mins.
- Do stretching
exercises whenever I get up from my seat. While seated, I stretch
my calf muscles and flex my ankles at least hourly whenever I'm
awake. (This is important for avoiding deep vein thrombosis, a potentially
fatal complication from sitting on a plane for long periods.)
- If you have to change planes en route, take
the opportunity to step outside the terminal and stand in the sunshine
for a 1/2 hr or however much time you have and still make it back
through the security check points (it's a drag but worth the effort).
- When I arrive at my destination, I discipline
myself to go
through the day normally at my destination, eating meals
on local time, not taking any naps, walking around the neighborhood
of my lodging so I get acquainted with my surroundings, going to
bed at a reasonable hour (9-10p local time) and getting a good 8
As a result, I am on local time and fully functioning
from my first day at a destination.
Try it and let me know if my system works for
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