- Eat a light meal before getting on. A heavy meal will make you feel uncomfortable, but an empty stomach will add to the digestive anguish some people experience.
- Bring your own snacks. The food they sell in the airport and on the plain are processed and won't help you feel any better. Light healthy snacks are the way to go. Some great options are: grapes, dark chocolate, blueberries, oranges, and other foods that inhibit circulation!
- Water! Drink plenty before, during, and after your flight! I'm guilty of avoiding water so I don't have to get up and use those horrible airplane restrooms. But i'ts very important to hydrate, that's the number one part of feeling good after flying.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeine. I know that many people head toward one or the other (or even both) before a flight. Truth is, they are working against you feeling good after the flight.
- Get up and walk every so often. It's not always possible, but if you get your legs moving, blood will circulate and help you feel good!
- A number of people recently recommended something called Rescue Remedy that helps with anxiety. I am going to buy some before my next flight and report back on it!
- Moisturize! Bring some lotion. The lack of humidity on a plane will dry out your skin very quickly. Moisturize before and after the flight.
- Sit toward the front of the plane. This is a new one I read about on another bog. Apparently the pilots control the air, so the closer you are to the cockpit, the better airflow you will get.
Sunkissed Adventures Family Travel Blog- The Sunkissed Mommy
Have you ever felt drained, even after a short flight? There is a reason for it. The change in air pressure, the lack of humidity in the air, the stress of sitting in cramped quarters, I could list everything that makes flying less than enjoyable. It really does a number on your body. Personally I hate flying. I have panic attacks, I get anxious about getting to the plane on time, and I tend to be snippy if there is a problem. Often times I get very bad stomach aches once I have landed. Sharp pains and all that uncomfortable misery that comes along. I force myself on airplanes because I love to travel. So I thought I'd research some ways to help myself attempt to feel good after flying and then share with everyone.
Hi! I am Nicole Perry, owner of Sunkissed Adventures.