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How to stay healthy on a plane!!!

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I have been dreaming of visiting different countries since I was five. Back then, we lived by the high-way and with every passing car I would travel to another country.

AND, my dreams came true! I have been travelling a lot and I hope I will live long enough to visit all beautiful places on this planet.
Being FIT and healthy is an imperative for me, a LIFESTYLE and not something I do only to look great in a bikini or “that” dress.

My BODY is my TEMPLE, my vehicle through this life, and it deserves only the best food and treats in every single moment.

As much as I like to travel, long flights can be very draining. Here is how I manage to look fresh even after 14 hour flight.

I always travel dressed up. But, on a plane I change into my comfortable clothes and remove all make-up. Before we land I put my clothes on and make-up back. You might think what a crazy woman but I promise you if you try the same, you would be surprised how good you will feel. Beside that don’t be surprised to have a better treatment at the airport, like upgrade or more weight allowance. It happened to me many times.

Sparkling water is really good to keep your face HYDRATED so I ask for some and I splash my face often.

I never eat food on a plane because it is all processed. It doesn’t have any nutrients and it would only clog my liver, my arteries and my MIND. Instead, I chop up my favourite vegetables and fruits and bring them with me. Also I mix together raw nuts, seeds and dried fruits. I have at least one or two bananas with me. I know you might be wondering about airport security, but I will tell you, I have never had any problem. If they ask me I tell them I have food allergies or I eat only raw food, and I will finish it before we land to our destination (don’t forget a big smile).

The only drink I have on a plane is plain WATER and I have plenty of it. I don’t drink bubbly drinks or juices because there is nothing else in them except sugar or even worse, aspartame (America’s deadliest sweetener) like in diet or zero calories drinks. Alcohol and coffee on a plane are not the best quality so you may end up with heart burns, upset stomach or a headache. If you still feel like coffee at least don’t drink it with milk and sugar. Milk and coffee are the worst combination causing a lot of acid in the stomach. One teaspoon of sugar suppresses your immune system for 48 hours. Personally I don’t drink and I don’t consume coffee even outside of a plane.

Aisle seats are my favourite because I can easily get up and stretch my legs walking up and down an aisle. Veins don’t have muscles and the blood gets stuck in the lower legs if you sit for a long time. To prevent leg’s swelling I walk every hour and I use my small ball (a type I can inflate with a straw) to rest my legs on it while sitting. Most of the time I put compression socks on (I know the ladies will like this) so I can easily put my shoes on when we land. I also I rotate my upper body, circle my shoulders and bend my neck side to side to release tension in the upper body.

If I have a problem to relax or fall asleep I do LEFT NOSTRIL BREATHING. This type of breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which slows down the breath, stimulates digestion, and RELAXES the nerves. It takes only three minutes. Maybe you will need more time but that is OK too, do it as long as you need. Close your right nostril and breathe through your left only. Keep your shoulders relaxed. Place your left hand on your belly and inhale slowly into your hand so your hand moves away from you. Exhale slowly until hands return to the starting position.

I hope you will try some of my routines and let me know how you liked it.

Happy travelling!
Keep flying and smiling!

 

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