How to be healthy when you fly

Inflight health is important for everyone and it is more important for runners to maintain that health.

Some people like to drink alcohol but others like to just relax.



Drink lots in the days before so that your body can be used to it. You can buy water at the airport and most flights give out water bottles.


Bring your own healthy snacks on board. The airplane food can be quite bad unless you are flying in business or premium economy. Food at the airport can be very expensive. I love a good museli bar or some protein shake to keep me going.

A lot of people like to go to Red Rooster and stuff but those meals can make you feel dehydrated due to all the excessive salt in there.


Make sure that you move before you fly. DVT can happen on long haul flights. If yours is a long one make sure that you get up and walk on the plane. If you have time in the terminal make sure that you walk around and look at all the different shops. You don’t have to buy anything, just look around.


Wear loose fitting clothes. Bring a cardigan for the plane. If you wear really tight clothes and shoes you will feel uncomfortable. Don’t wear tight jeans and high heels. You never know- you might have a long way from the check in counter to the gate lounge and you might have to remove your shoes at security.

Purchase extra leg room if you can for long haul flights

Have some good rest leading up to the day of the flight. Enjoy some relaxing activities such as yoga or going down to the beach.


Published by newintstudents2015

I love being healthy and love helping those that want to do so.

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