MY ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR A HEALTHY FLIGHT THIS SUMMER

Some are travelling abroad this summer and some are postponing there plans till next year so whether or not you are hopping on a plane this is my go to flight check list (corona or no corona this is always what it looks like.)

 

Hand sanitizer and wipes: Even before a global pandemic I was militant about hygiene on planes. When I sit down in my seat I always wipe down my surrounding area- table, arm rest, seat belt buckle etc and am careful when using loos. I sanitize my hands and wrists regularly especially before I eat.  It sounds obsessive but planes are a breeding ground for germs and it makes me feel safe knowing Im protecting myself and my family. So I never travel without these 2 items.

Carry healthy snacks: This one is key for me as so often there are no healthy options. I always stash a few snacks in my carry on or handbag such as raw nuts, homemade bliss balls, kale chips, a nut/seed raw bar, good quality dark chocolate, fresh fruit (apples, pears and bananas work well just be careful not to crush!) and gluten free oatcakes and organic brown ricecakes.

Make sure to stay hydrated: Drinking water is crucial when flying, I aim to drink 2L every day and stick to this whilst flying. I like to add Vitamin C powder and magnesium to my water for sleep and immune support. Especially beneficial if you’re flying long haul.

 

Avoid alcohol: As tempting as it is, try and avoid alcohol during flights and for the first 24 hours after you arrive at your destination. This helps with sleep, mood, skin, digestion just to name a few.

Use a face mist for hydration: I spray rose water or a natural mist on my face every hour or so to keep my skin hydrated and glowing. It helps keep you looking and feeling refreshed when lack of oxygen in the cabin can dry you out. I also regularly apply a moisturising organic lip balm.

Use lavender oil: I dab a bit of lavender oil on my temples every couple of hours. Lavender essential oil has a calming scent, which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves. It’s for migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma reduces nervous tension and increases mental activity. Lavender essential oil also induces sleep which is nice for unwinding on a flight.

Take vitamin C: 2 weeks before I fly I take a daily dose of vitamin C and then during the flight and whilst away I carry liposomal vitamin C sachets and add to my water. Especially important at the moment to support your immune system whenever you can.

Walk and stretch: Aim to walk up and down the plane aisles and stretch at least every two to three hours. This keeps your blood flowing and helps to clear the mind.