To Avoid Jet-Lag
I don't get jet-lagged. My
- Get plenty of sun a couple
of days before departure (at least 1/2 hr of morning
sun each day).
- Drink plenty of fluids during
the flight except no caffeine or alcoholic beverages.
(Okay. So maybe I'll enjoy a glass of champagne if
it's offered to me. I shouldn't do it, but I'm a sucker
for the bubbly.)
- Sleep on the plane rather
than watching the movies.
- Whenever I wake up on the
plane, I go for a walk up and down the aisles for
- Do stretching exercises whenever
I get up from my seat. While seated, I stretch my
calf muscles and flex my ankles at least hourly whenever
I'm awake. (This is important for avoiding deep vein
thrombosis, a potentially fatal complication from
sitting on a plane for long periods.)
- If you have to change planes
en route, take the opportunity to step outside the
terminal and stand in the sunshine for a 1/2 hr or
however much time you have and still make it back
through the security check points (it's a drag but
worth the effort).
- When I arrive at my destination,
I discipline myself to go through the day normally,
eating meals on local time, not taking any naps, walking
around the neighborhood of my lodging so I get acquainted
with my surroundings, going to bed at a reasonable
hour (9-10p) and getting a good 8 hrs sleep.
As a result, I am on local
time and fully functioning from my first day at
Try it and let me know if my
system works for you.
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