As many of you know I spend more than half of the year on the road… Airport lounges, different time zones, hotel breakfasts and uber rides…
All of it can get a little tiring… and yes, I do get tired!
But I wanted to share a few tips with you that I’ve picked up over the years for how to keep travel from getting you down.
First - hydrate. alot.
Airplanes recycle all of the air inside, and it can get dried out very quickly - that means almost certain dehydration for your body.
The experts say you should drink at least 8 ounce of water for every hour you fly to keep from getting dehydrated, so drink up!
Next up - warding off jet lag.
Researchers at NASA found that it takes our bodies a full 24 hours to adjust to each time zone we cross, so it’s no wonder we get exhausted on those long cross-country trips.
If your trip is short - three days or less - you might be better off staying on your home time. If you’re going for a longer trip, make sure you get enough sleep the night before you leave, and seek out sunlight in your new destination.
Readjusting to day and night works best when you show your body that it’s actually day or night…
Finally, eat well.
We’re all tempted to eat fast food on the road; and most of us get less exercise too. The combination of those things makes you sluggish, tired and dehydrated. So make a conscious effort to stay away from salty and fatty foods and try to keep the alcohol to a minimum.