4 Ways to Stay Healthy While Flying

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A bag of peanuts doesn't cut it on a 6 hour flight. Here are tips to arrive nourished and energized!

Eating healthy while traveling can be a challenge. Long, stuffy flights and heavy airplane food are rarely a recipe for success. Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, it is never fun to arrive feeling sluggish and tired. The following recommendations will ensure you arrive feeling nourished and ready for adventure.
 

Plan Ahead:

Packing your own snacks allows you to bring food that is nutrient-dense and energy-filled. Although this may be more time-intensive, your digestive and immune systems will thank you. Here are a few easy, security-friendly snacks to pack:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Raw sliced vegetables
  • Single-serving hummus or almond butter packs
  • Brown rice crackers
  • Homemade trail mix or energy bars 
     

Stay Hydrated:

One common cause of fatigue is dehydration. Pack your own empty water bottle to fill up once you pass through security.

 

Keep Active:

Take little stretch breaks during your flight to keep your blood moving and muscles relaxed. Have a long layover? Use this as another opportunity to stay active. Find a map and explore the airport on foot. Keep an eye out for a quiet place to stretch. Many airports also have walking courses and yoga rooms.

 

Enjoy Yourself:

Traveling can be stressful enough without worrying about what to eat or how to stay active. Even with the healthiest snacks, if we are overly stressed this too can impact our digestive and immune health. Be kind to yourself, relax, and enjoy your time away!

Keep these tips in mind as you prepare for your next flight. With a little movement, a handful of nutritious snacks, and a water bottle, you can arrive at your destination feeling healthy, energized, and ready for whatever your trip may bring.

 

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