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Healthy Overseas Airplane Travel

1. October 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

Your trip to the FSU to meet your Russian bride in person for the first time is an event to look forward to. You want to be in tip top shape to make the most of your visit. However, dealing with jet lag and the discomfort of long airplane trips can be hard on your system. Our tips can help you deal with the potential hazards of air travel with ease:


Avoiding Dehydration

Make sure that you drink plenty of water before you get on the plane and while you are flying. The recirculated, dry air inside the cabin can cause dehydration and can irritate your nose and throat. Combat this by drinking plenty of water before and during your trip. For your comfort, you may also wish to bring hand cream and moisturizing eye drops in your carry-on bag. Keeping well-hydrated also helps keep up your defenses against cold and flu germs that you might encounter on a crowded airplane.


Preventing Pain from Pressure Changes

There are many people who get headaches or pain in their ears during take-off and landing. For some unlucky people, the pain can persist for days and ruin a vacation. If the usual trick of chewing gum does not help for you, try taking decongestants or using nasal sprays before traveling. There are also specially made ear plugs that you can wear during take-off and landing that seal the ear canal to keep the pressure changes from affecting you.


Managing Ongoing Health Issues

Make sure that any prescription medicines that you’ll need to take come with you in your carry-on bag. That way, if you and your checked luggage are separated at any time, you’ll have any necessary medication with you. Make sure that you bring enough to last your entire trip, as you may have trouble getting prescriptions filled overseas.


Keeping Clear of Germs

Wash your hands while at the airport and before eating. When using the lavatory, use a paper towel to grab the door handle on your way out to avoid picking up germs. If possible, avoid rubbing your nose. Germs that wind up on your hand can travel to your nasal passages almost instantly.


Avoiding Jet Lag

Get plenty of rest before your trip to avoid jet lag. Crossing so many time zones can leave you feeling out of sorts. Catch up on rest beforehand to help counter the effects. When you are in Russia, begin keeping the local time as soon as possible to speed up your body’s adaptation. If you need to sneak naps during the day, keep them short so they do not disrupt your sleep at night. Sleep with curtains open, if possible, so that you are woken with natural light each morning, which is less disruptive than an alarm clock.


We want you to enjoy every minute of your visit with your Russian bride. With proper preparation, you can feel your best, even far from home.


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