Wanderlust… I think it should have been my middle name!
I’ve always had a deep ache to travel the world, to explore this beautiful planet of ours, to immerse myself in the deliciously different cultures, people, languages and, of course cuisines…
To say I love to travel is an understatement, and I’ve been lucky my job has had me jet-setting from an early age.
Gratefully, I still travel frequently and thoroughly enjoy – almost – every learning experience. The only problem is I dislike flying. I also dislike the word hate… but I’m tempted to say I HATE flying. If only I could click my fingers and transport myself to my destination!
Flying, especially long-haul, really takes its toll on my body – as does jet lag. However, over the years I’ve devised a flying program to help minimise the negative effects of being air-bound. Now, I’m able to bounce off a plane, as positively and full of energy as possible.
5 Fail-safe Inflight Health Tips:
Firstly, drink plenty of purified water – pre, during and after a flight. I take celery tablets to help reduce water retention, slather myself in moisturiser to avoid my skin feeling dehydrated, paw paw ointment for lips and cuticles, hand cream and a cashmere scarf. While on board I always take my vitamins, including extra omega 3, melatonin, (which I take for 3 days post-flight to help adjust) and use essential oils (I particularly like lavender because it’s so calming).
I also use water spray to regularly hydrate my face, listen to good tunes (or lessons in whatever language I’m studying) on my iPhone and always take a great book to read.
I’ve recently discovered Flo Travel nasal spray, a preservative-free nasal moisturiser containing red seaweed that supports immunity against cold viruses and bacteria. It terrifies me to think how much bacteria is recirculated during a 24-hour journey (or, heaven forbid, longer with the layovers, airport lounges, taxis and Uber’s in-between).
And hello… I don’t know if it’s just me, but I seem to miraculously attract the “cough your guts up person” either next to or in close proximity, leaving me dreading the cold I’m no doubt going to get slammed with as soon as I exit the plane!
I don’t have time to land and be sick, so I’ve been trying out all sorts of methods in order to defy the plane-germ horror…
I used to smear paw paw into the inside of my nostrils as a barrier against nasties before finding Flo Travel nasal spray. It’s much less sticky (not sticky at all, in fact) and it helped prevent me from having a dry itchy nose, nor did I catch a cold to or from Bali on my last trip. Yay!
Therefore, in summing up, Flo Travel nasal spray is definitely my latest addition to my on flight must-have baggage list, and one I’d highly recommend to my fellow gypsy wanderlusters! I picked mine up at the local Priceline but it is also available at other chemists nationwide.
It’s also great to help reduce the length of colds even when not flying. I put it right up there with echinacea, grapeseed oil and Nanna’s magical ginger, turmeric, cayenne, garlic, lemon and Manuka honey broth.
The Carousel thanks Annalise Braakensiek for this article!
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