We all love the travelling lifestyle. Packing up, hopping on a plane, going into the unknown. Exploring, going on an adventure and expanding your reality. It’s fun and exciting for most of us, but it’s not always as glamorous as it seems. Travelling lots can take its toll, so we’ve put together out top 5 plane hacks which you can use for any flight to help ease the travelling process.
- Sleep like a baby.
Making sure you’re properly equipped for a peaceful sleep can make all the difference to your flight experience. Travelling with an eye mask, ear plugs and natural melatonin tablets will have you sound asleep in no time. We all know that sleeping on a flight isn’t the easiest when you’re in a cramped chair but adding these simple hacks will have you sleeping well and arriving fresh.
Planes are notorious for being dehydrating. The moisture is zapped out of the air, so our skin and hair often feels extremely dry after a flight. Make sure you drink A LOT. Now this doesn’t mean go crazy with the complimentary wine and spirits; we’re talking water here. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drinking water will make sure your cells stay nourished and your skin gets the extra moisture it needs.
It’s common for us to come off a flight and feel a little inflamed. Whether we feel bloated or get swollen ankles, it’s not the best feeling in the world. Wearing compression socks on the flight will help alleviate all swollen ankles and keep everything tight and compact. If you want to boost the anti-inflammatory process, jump into an ice bath as soon as you land. Immersing your body in cold is proven to be anti-inflammatory and get everything back to it’s compact self.
- Be time savvy.
If you’re travelling on a long haul flight, you can often feel disconcerted once you land. What day is it? When should I eat? Can I nap? You’re whole routine has gone out the window and sadly this subsequently takes its toll on your body. We always recommend getting into your destination time zone the minute you step foot on the plane. Set your watch to your destination time zone and get in the right mode. So if it’s night time where you’re arriving, sleep. If it’s lunchtime where you’re arriving, then eat. Adapting our sleeping and eating patterns has been proven to take days off the jet lag, and it’s totally worth it.
- Get moving.
Staying active on a plane can help the time pass and keeps your circulation at its peak. Although you might not be able to do a full body workout, simple movements and stretches can do wonders. Heel raises, glute clenches, side stretches and aisle walks can be all your need to stop you from feeling sluggish in a chair for 10 hours straight.