My sister has been a flight attendant for over five years and she already has some good stories from flying. She started working for a major commercial airline and now she works with charter airlines and private companies. She is in the sky all the time and doesn’t have the luxury to call in sick. I asked her what she does to keep healthy and these are some of her tips.
- She is consistent with her vitamins. Her flights are mostly domestic but there have been some to Asia, Australia, Mexico, Canada and a few others. On a regular basis she takes vitamins from the Salutogenic Life Line. Her go-to products include: Multi For Women, Omega Pearls, Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D3 with K2, Seasonal Life, Probiotics (blister pack) and she just started taking Turmeric. Because of all of her traveling she can not bring all the bottles with her in her carry on bag so she preps them in a container for how many she needs for how many days she will be gone for.
Her Vitamin Choices:
- Multivitamin– keeps the thyroid healthy, balances her hormones, Improves energy, works with a stressful lifestyle & gets her the basics.
- Omega Pearls– great for her cardio health, eye health, brain health and keeps her glucose and insulin numbers in check with all the eating out.
- Vitamin C– boosts her immune system, great antioxidant, promotes collagen growth to support her joints and ligaments.
- Zinc– protects the body from free radicals, works with her immune system, helps with her acne
- Vitamin D3 with K2– boosts her circulatory system, keeps her blood sugar balanced, immune system support and more!
- Seasonal Life– Natural allergy support so she can breathe easy.
- Probiotics– in the blister pack are easier to travel with and do not need to be in the fridge. Improves gut health, immune system and regularity.
- Turmeric– great for inflammation in the body, decreases soreness, supports brain and joint health
2. Going to the gym. Yes she still has time for the gym. Even if she has a few hour layover she will go the nearest LA Fitness and workout. When she does not go the gym consistently she says he feels “gross” and that her body does not feel right. When patients tell me they do not have time to do any of their rehab at home I frequently bring up how my sister is never in the same city for more than a day and finds time to do something. She has brought resistance bands with her and worked out at the hotel if their gym selection is poor. She will literally look up the hotel amenities and see if she needs to bring any of her own equipment.
3. Making good food choices. Sometimes she is limited to eating at the airport and other times they have to stay overnight in a hotel. It is very hard to eat healthy when you are not making the food and you are limited on time. Your best option is a sit down restaurant. More and more places are going gluten free, soy free and working with customers on their diet needs. Pick out fish instead of fried food. If you want a burger try a grass fed bison burger or turkey burger. Fries? Sweet potato fries are not really that bad. Also try not to eat too late in the evening or eat right before bed. Your body will be focused on trying to break down the meal instead of focusing on trying to prep your body for sleep. Bring your own snacks on the plane and for the trip. You are allowed to bring food on the plane but it will just need to be checked during the security checkpoints.
4. Staying hydrated. I wonder sometimes who goes to the bathroom more; my sister or my husband. She does not drink any pop or sugary drinks so water is her go-to. She brings her blender bottle everywhere she goes and fills it up as often as possible. Keeping yourself hydrated is super important to flush out any toxins you may have in the body. From touching people’s luggage, making their food, walking thru the airport you can only do so much to protect yourself. On a good day you should consume half of your body weight in ounces of water. If you workout then that number automatically increases and the same goes for travel! Flying dehydrates your body, so it’s important to add in extra! Your pee should be nice and clear and never yellow or dark yellow. That is a big sign of dehydration as well as feeling thirsty.
These are some easy to do tips that can incorporated in your everyday life as well. If you would like to learn more about the Salutogenic Life vitamins you can sit down with one of the doctors for a FREE consultation and receive 20% off your first vitamin order by mentioning this blog. Call the office to schedule today at 847-362-4476.
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