Jet Lag Survival Kit from The Jar Healthy Vending
Updated: Jan 20
Just few months ago innovation and technology landed first plane in Sydney after the 20h trip from New York. Mainly journalists and few top customers who experienced the flight were monitored and guided by the best doctors in order to be able to survive probably the toughest ever jet lag. Inspired by this story The Jar Healthy Vending team thought to prepare you for those flights to Maldives and Bali you are most likely about to take as the holiday season just kicked off there.
Frequent flyers from The Jar Healthy Vending gang share their personal tips on what to do before the takeoff and during the flight to make arrival day brighter:
Get ready for the time difference
“I fly nearly every month and prefer to get ready for it when I step on board. I change the time on my phone before the flight and try to keep up with the new rhythm while flying. This means either sleeping if it's night in the other country or staying awake if it’s a day time there. Might be hard sometimes not fall asleep but it’s worth it in the end. Especially, if you have a full working day ahead.”
Take care of what you eat and drink
“To fight jet lag used to be a serious thing for me when I first started to take 12h+ flights on a regular basis. However, I’ve learned how to adjust my eating habits to support my travelling schedule:
1) Limit your alcohol and caffeine consumption before and during the flight. Probably, everyone knows that plane is one of the driest places to be, so dehydration caused by a cup of coffee or a glass of wine won’t help at all and will lead to even more severe jet lag. Instead, drink more smoothies like PRESS Berry Boost one and water, the more water the better!
2) Reduce or eliminate consumption of food during your flight. It might sound impossible for some to not eat for the flight of 10 or more hours, but I can say from my side that it’s manageable and quite easy in reality. Secret is that on the high altitude you body feels stressed and it’s hard for your stomach to digest properly, so the less work it has the better it is for you when you arrive.”
Choose the best flight to cope with jet lag
“My trips are usually work related and so I often fly for the early afternoon meetings. From my experience the key to beat jet lag in this case is to arrive early in the morning instead for late night the day before. When you come at night you will not have enough hours to sleep and at the same might struggle because of the time zones if it’s noon in your departure country. Instead when you arrive in the morning you simple must get through it and then easily switch to new timing by a deep night sleep after a long work day. Will not lie, can be really challenging to stay awake but you will get used to it.”
We hope our little tips will help you to beat the jet lag from the long-haul flights and enjoy more of your upcoming island holidays. In case it’s you’ve just came back from your trip do not forget look at our last week article on prebiotics and probiotics to stay strong throughout this rush season.