Travelling is so exciting- you visit new places, learn new culture and languages and also get to taste different cuisines. The only drawback many frequent travelers suffer from is jet lag, especially while flying in different time zones. As jet lag can confuse and make you feel dizzy and groggy, these 7 power tips prove helpful in recovering from jet lag.
1. Hydration therapy
You get really dehydrated with plane travel wherein your skin loses its moisture and vitality. This is natural, but can be reversed with home hydration therapy as many times as you like in a day. Put a few drops of essential oils in the humidifier to give your face a home facial at least 10-15 minutes a day. Also run your humidifier, take hot showers and moisturize your body to retain the moisture.
2. Sleeping or staying awake as needed
This may not sound reasonable, but many say it’s the best remedy for jet lag. This means you may have to stay awake all night, go to bed in the morning and wake up in the evening. Then over the next few days, adjust your body slowly for 2-3 hours a day to nudge yourself and get adjusted to the new time zone.
3. Drink lots of water
Drink as much water as possible, even if it may be challenging to you. Its effects are even better if you drink water after coffee or tea, before meals, before sleeping and on getting up. Room temperature waster is better as freezing cold water can be tough on your body while recuperating.
4. Stretching exercise or yoga
Yoga helps stretch your body to release any tension and avoid injuries. If you don’t know yoga, at least spend some time stretching your body. Look up YouTube for a sequence to follow or learn something for your upper body, shoulder, neck and most important, hips. You need to place emphasis on your hips as they grow tight from sitting and walking.
5. Control germs
The lack of exercise, poor eating habits, travel stress and stuffy air in the plane after a long trip can weaken your body immunity. Even if there’s no signs or symptoms of sickness, avoid places full of germs like schools, crowded work place, subways and public areas. Do this for a week and you will be perfect.
6. Eat only home-cooked food
It’s better eating home cooked meals in small and frequent portions, whenever you feel hungry. Avoid bad and junk food and learn to recognize the difference between feeling hungry and craving for bad food. You can thus tell when your body really wants food.
7. Don’t forget your vitamins and minerals
Taking vitamins and minerals help strengthen your body as some vitamins and minerals may be absent in your food. If you already have a habit of taking them, continue to do so. If you don’t normally take them, then do some research to find out which supplement is right for you and incorporate it in your diet.
While these 7 tips do help you recover from jet lag, implementing just a few of them will give you immediate healing and relief.