Fitness Tips For Frequent Fliers

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Fitness Tips For Frequent Fliers

If you are one of those people who live out of a suitcase and are wondering if it's possible to stay fit while you travel most days of the month, the answer is- Yes.

Frequent flying can cause a variety of problems for individuals, including jet lag, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and exposure to high levels of radiation. Additionally, the carbon emissions from frequent flying can contribute to climate change. Frequent flying can also lead to a disruption of one's personal and professional life due to the time and money required for travel.

Below are a few tips which can help you stay fit even during your busy schedule:

To maintain your physical fitness levels try any of the following exercises:

  • Swimming
  • Stretches
  • Skipping [carry your own skipping rope]
  • Abdominal crunches [can be done in your hotel room]
  • Early morning jogs or walks which can be a healthy and intriguing way to explore new places
  • Yoga

Fitness is also about eating right. When you are flying frequently, foods available inflight and at airports are not always healthy.


  • Assorted greens and clear soups
  • Lemon teas
  • Fruits
  • Sandwiches made of brown bread or other multi grain bread
  • Healthy meals


  • Oily and sugary foods
  • Caffeine on long flights as it can hinder your sleep
  • Excess intake of alcohol

Few tips to keep in mind while flying

  • Walk up and down the aisle whenever you get an opportunity. Keep moving your feet when seated as this helps in better blood circulation.
  • Keep sipping water to avoid dehydration. Opt. for fresh fruit juices rather than tea or coffee.
  • Be careful when lifting your luggage as there could be chances of spraining your back.
  • When you take long flights rest for a few hours before, as you may not get enough rest on board.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.

If you are constantly facing problems while flying, and nothing seems to be working for you, it may also be due to an underlying health condition. Please consult a professional for medical advice. Online sessions via chat/audio/video call available on The Wellness Corner.

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