Planes and airports are full of toxins and germs and to guarantee a healthy plane ride, there are a few things you can do to avoid getting sick! I'm not a germaphobe by any means, but I do like staying healthy! Here are some simple tips for a healthy plane ride that will ensure that you stay at your best!
1. Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer isn't actually good for you because it kills all the bacteria on your hands, even the natural flora used in your bodies defenses. But when you're traveling and there isn't a place to wash with soap and water, hand sanitizer is best right before eating a meal and for a healthy plane ride! Just think about how many people you are being exposed to at an airport and airplane!
Probiotics are natural bacteria that maintain a healthy balance of digestion and regulation in your intestines. Probiotics are found in live yogurt cultures as well as Kombucha and of course, dietary supplements like acidophilus. Prepare your system in advance by taking probiotics as your body's natural defense system!
3. Matcha Tea
Matcha is green tea powder full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Because you're being exposed to radiation of x-ray machines and in-flight free radicals, taking green tea to rid your body of its own free radicals is a good idea. Apart from it's detoxifying capabilities, it's provides you with a much needed energy boost!
4. Essential Oils
Essential oils placed on your wrists and jaw line, may help with calming your nerves during a flight. Placing perfume or oils where your pulse is found will radiate the scent out much more efficiently. If you're prone to anxiety during travel, try this natural method of using essential oils. Lavender and eucalyptus oils are shown to relax and calm the nerves. It certainly can't hurt anything to try. Emotional health is just as vital as physical health.
5. Pray for Peace, Repeat a Mantra
Another way to maintain your emotional health is to pray for peace and repeat a mantra to help you stay grounded. Sometimes we need forces bigger than us to get through stressful situations. You could also dive into a good book to provide you with a good distraction!
6. Epsom Salt Bath
Like mentioned previously, you're exposed to an increased level of radiation while flying at high altitudes. Although it's not a dangerous level, it's also best to take measures to detoxifying radiation from your body. Take an Epsom salt and baking soda bath to detox your system of radiation! It would be helpful to do so once a month anyway for toxic build up with daily exposures.
7. Keep Your Personal Air Stream off
While the air in a plane is always circulating and recycling, it's best to turn off your personal vent above your seat. That way, the recycled air everyone is breathing isn't directly beating into your lungs, possibly reducing your chances of getting a cold or infection.
Taking just a few preventive steps in minimizing your exposure to germs and radiation can help you in maintaining your health. It's the pits being sick in general, but while traveling is just the worst. You want to enjoy your trip and experience in a healthy state! What steps, if any, do you take for staying healthy on airplane flights?