Are you going to cross the pond? How to take care of yourself when making a long trip by plane
Smaller spaces, longer queues, many hours in the same cabin … These are some of the inconveniences that air travel has at the moment. Each time the airlines rush more space and this can pass bill to passengers . Some of the effects of this can be stress, anxiety, joint pain … This is what is known as the tourist class syndrome that appears on long-haul flights in which we spend many hours on the same plane.
It is true that people with greater body volume, either because of their weight, or because of their height, tend to have more problems with this, since the space of the seats is very limited. In these cases the alternatives are scarce, because until the air policy changes, the only thing left is for these people to pay more for seats close to the emergency exit, where the space is larger. Or on the other hand make a reservation in first class.
If we can not do any of these things because our economy does not allow it, surely we can take into account some very simple recommendations that will make the trip easier. The truth that space can not change and is how it is, but we can make it look bigger and our feeling of overwhelm is much lower.
The importance of previous rest before flying
Before starting the trip it is necessary that we rest. Going to a fatigued long flight is not good. For starters, airports rob us a lot of time and therefore the wear is greater. For this reason it is necessary that we come back having slept well the previous days. In this way what we will achieve will be much stronger and able to endure the long hours of travel without suffering stress.
Choose the right clothes
Along with this it is necessary to choose very well the clothes that we are going to put on for the flight. It is proven that due to pressure our joints become inflamed and the circulation can become heavier. This may be one of the reasons why we find ourselves bad on many long trips. For this reason, and to avoid this type of episodes it is necessary to choose an appropriate clothing.
It will always be much better to dress in loose and comfortable clothes that do not oppress the body. In this way what we will encourage will be a better blood flow during the flight, making our body perfectly oxygenated and we will avoid episodes of anxiety due to lack of oxygen or anguish derived from remaining still in the same space for so long. The same happens with shoes, because it is necessary that we wear comfortable shoes that do not press the feet and allow us to be comfortable.
Simple food and not too copious
Once prepared the clothing is necessary that we know what we should eat before a long trip by plane. It is not advisable to make copious meals, since the pressure makes the digestion slow down, and therefore the meals should be light and with little quantity. If we have to eat more times, nothing happens, but it is the best thing to feel good during the flight.
Avoid carbonated drinks whenever we can
The same happens with drinks. It is always advisable to avoid those drinks that contain gases . The effect of pressure on this type of drinks is often negative for many people, because they can be heavy for the stomach because of the gas. For this reason it is better to drink non-carbonated beverages such as water, juices … This option will always be more effective in the case of long-haul flights.
Keep us active on the plane while we are flying
Once we are on the plane we must take into account a number of points. When we are in the air in the middle of the journey it is highly recommended to get up from our place from time to time. The position in the seat is not the most comfortable and least for so many hours. That is why we can become overwhelmed and our legs or arms can be numbed. The most advisable thing so that this does not happen is not to keep still during the whole flight.
It is highly recommended that we get up from our seat and go out into the corridor to walk on the plane . The space is not very big, but in this way what we will do is activate the blood circulation of the legs and extremities. This is one of the best ways to avoid the evil known as tourist class syndrome. In addition, this will help us oxygenate the body and feel more relaxed and better.
Exercises to move when we are sitting
When we are on our site it is also recommended that we move our legs and feet . The way to do it will be to move the legs from front to back and the feet in circles, rotating at the ankles. With this, what we will achieve will be to keep us active while we are in our seat. We can also massage the area of the twins to activate circulation. They will be scrubs from the bottom up.
If we fall asleep, first of all immobilize the neck
If we decide to fall asleep, it is very good that we adapt to the maximum, since normally the positions in the seats of the airplanes are not too comfortable. The main thing is to block the neck to prevent it from moving from one side to another , because we can hurt ourselves without hardly realizing it. Along with this it is very important that we cover ourselves if we go to sleep, because the temperatures in the airplanes oscillate a lot and we can catch a cold if we do not take the necessary precautions.
Be that as it may, it is important that on a flight we keep in mind that the main thing is our comfort . We must leave behind the burdens and discomforts. What we must think is that we are about to go on vacation and that we can have all the peace of the world. It is not necessary that we get nervous, since the only thing we will achieve will be overwhelming and make us feel bad physically and psychologically.