Few days ago we talked about Jet Lag. We explained the origin of the term and also the phenomenon itself, but mostly we discussed five main symptoms to recognize this syndrome of the traveller. And nothing better than knowing these effects of Jet Lag to realize that this is not just a curiosity used as an excuse by some businessmen, it is a serious problem that can spoil the best of the plans.
While some see it as a curiosity, many other travellers have experienced it firsthand, so they think that, as an almost automatic effect of distant destinations, there is no way around it. But there is nothing further from the truth, because if we take a series of preventive measures we can prevent most of its effects.
That is why in this post we share five ways to reduce the effects of Jet Lag:
1. Sleep well the day before travelling. Rest is the best medicine ever. But adding a little trick to it, if we fly eastwards it is good to get the body used to go to bed earlier than usual, but if we travel westwards, try going to bed later than usual.
2. Keep yourself hydrated during the flight. This means regularly drinking water or soda. But always with a condition, try not to drink alcohol, it is an enhancer of Jet Lag, at a height it dehydrates and tires us, just the effects we want to avoid.
3. Changing our watch time to that of our destination during the flight, for our mind to begin to acclimate to the arrival situation.
4. Once at the destination, physical exercise will help the body to stretch muscles and release endorphins that increase a sense of wellbeing.
5. Finally, and after our arrival, exposure to sunlight as soon as possible is a measure that will help our bodies to get used to the new rhythm better and faster. Therefore, it is good to spend enough hours outside on the first day of stay.