Overcoming Jet Lag

Jet Lag is a real pain in the ass. Let’s face it. I mean, who looks forward to the long 24 flight from on continent, across another, to land in a different one?

No one does, but we do it for the sake of traveling.

Jet lag stuffs up our sleeping patterns and leaves us grumpy and moody when we reach our destination.

So, how do we avoid it??

There have been many studies and plenty of research into how to overcome it, but still the problem persists.

Here are a few tips on how to deal with the problem, and hopefully help you get over the annoying travel side effect:

•    Before your flight, If you’re already tired, it will make jet lag worse.

•    Wake up an hour earlier, or later, depending on where you are traveling to and from, for a week before you fly. It’ll help you adjust.

•    Keep exercising regularly.

•    Two days before departure: Eat large meals. Eat high-protein meals at breakfast and lunch, and a high-carbohydrate dinner.

•    Only consume caffeine between 3 and 5 pm.

•    When you board your flight, adjust your watch to the time at your destination.

•    Drink lots of water during your flight

•    Sleep on your flight only during the hours you would be asleep at your destination. If you’re traveling during daytime at your destination, try to stay awake.

•    During hours when you should be awake at your destination, exercise on the plane

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