Items You Need to Stay Healthy at 30,000 Feet
Updated: Jun 21, 2018
It's a New Year, Dry January is going strong and our resolutions are becoming our natural way of life. Two weeks into the new year and we have never felt better!
Ok so maybe Dry January is not so easy and the daily kale smoothies remain full while you desperately try to avoid a repeat of last year's late night pizza meltdown. However, the face-de-bloat and extra energy should be inspiration enough to at least maintain healthy habits the whole air travel process. Your body is more vulnerable 30,000 feet in the air where it needs extra care and protection.
Below are some carry-on items that will keep you a healthy, functioning human.
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
Water bottle: Your mother, brother, roommate, and neighbor have all insisted you drink more water. They're right - especially when you're going to be on a plane or in a dry, stuffy airport. Now insist that one of them buys you a reusable water bottle to fill up at the airport.
Tea: Hopefully you left your 3.5 oz. liquor bottles at home and chose an alternative mid-flight comfort drink. Throw some of your favorite teas in your carry-on and ask a flight attendant for hot water when he or she is taking drink orders. A warm, relaxing, less-bloating drink than vodka cranberries across the aisle.
Face hydrating spray/mist: This is obviously less important than water and not necessary for all. However, a hydrating spray can be amply beneficial for some peoples' when applied before and after a flight. Some options include Caudalie Grape Water, Evian spray, and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water.
Save the greasy burger and pizza for the Superbowl
Frozen grapes: These will keep your other food cold and also make a delicious snack.
Hummus: Individual hummus packs under 3.5 oz. can be paired with many of your favorite snacks and vegetables and don't create a huge cleanup.
Leftovers: Don't worry about wasting the leftover food in your fridge before your trip. Make individual meals in Tupperware containers to resist the temptation to splurge in the airport.
Germs are not a souvenir
Disinfecting wipes: Flight attendants and cleaning crews do the best they can under time constraints but it never hurts to disinfect yourself!
Sanitizer: We feel this one is self-explanatory.
Noise-canceling headphones: Sleeping on planes is difficult for most. The frequent announcements and young families are just a few of the distractions that keep you awake (and the uncomfortable seats!). Noise canceling headphones might make the process a little easier.
Foldable blanket: Airplanes are cold and airlines don't give out blankets as much as they used to. Don't worry about space though; there are plenty of blankets that fold and fit neatly into your carry-on.
Portable charger: Perfect for the longer flights. No one wants their e-reader to shut off mid-flight or to be landing with a dead phone.
Have any of these items worked for you? Let us know @FlyInStyleApp! We love to hear from you!
Original post by Emily McMahon