Whether you travel frequently for work (as we do at Sporteluxe) or are jetting off to enjoy the European summer, we all know the importance of a good night’s sleep to staying healthy whilst on the move.
However, travelling – especially after a long haul flight – is often the time you’re most vulnerable to succumb to a cold or the dreaded sleep hangover, when you wake up feeling exhausted and sluggish. (Yep, you know the warning signs; red eyes, irritability and lethargy.)
Have light meals only the day of your flight and go easy on the caffeine. And sorry to sound like fun-killers, but we’d also recommend avoiding alcohol just before, during your flight, and soon after you land, as dehydration will have a huge impact on your body. Honestly, save the wines for the other end. You’ll feel much better if you say no to the drinks trolley.
It’s a trick used by seasoned fliers for good reason. Treating your transit as the time in your final destination helps get your sleep and eating patterns accustomed to the new time zone.
Health experts all agree a healthy gut is the secret to a supercharged immune system, but it can also help promote glowing skin and reduce the symptoms of bloating (neither great when you want to look your photographic best on your travels!). We like BioCeuticals UltraBiotic 500, which is high strength probiotic in a convenient one-a-day dose.
Once you arrive at your destination, why not head out and enjoy the glorious outdoors for a little while. Your body will lap up the vitamin D and it’s also the best way to see the sights. Just remember the factor 30+ and a sunhat in your luggage.
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