Update 5/20/2014 – airfarewatchdog has posted a nice article on what to eat before flying … also a good read (link at the end)
Update 12/28/2012 – On a recent trip aboard Emirates’ A380 to Hong Kong, I came across some additional tips which I’ve cited at the end of this article. Enjoy!
You’re a globetrotter. One day it’s breakfast in Prague and then on to lunch in London. You hop timezones, Tokyo, Toronto and back to Timbuktu in a matter of days.
Now if only you could lay the smackdown on that pesky Jet Lag.
Fear not, single serving friend! Follow my tips (below) and you’ll be on the ground, up and running, with no downtime.
As a world traveller, I find myself hopping large distances and needing to be switched on upon arrival. I practice yoga wherever I am as part of my daily regimen, which, for me, helps.
Here’s a few rules to follow that’ll help you never have to refer the words ‘Jet Lag’ ever again:
1) be fit wherever you go – break a sweat every day, your body will thank you
I’m a hot yoga fan. It’s pretty easy in most cities around the world to go out, stretch and break a sweat. This is way better than sitting idle in your hotel room watching whatever programming they have in store.
2) when you get on a plane, set your watch for your destination
You are now living the date and time of where you’re going, not where you left.
3) do not eat your meals at the plane-prescribed times – eat for your destination
Airlines are notorious for giving people meals based on departure. What’s worse is they feed you an insane amount of carbs, too! Yes, people get hungry and irritable if they’re not fed carbs but you are the exception.
More tips, after the jump …