Some of it has to do with how you’re dressed.
Don’t dress for success, dress for more comfort.
Clothes and shoes that constrict are not only less comfortable, but also can cause compression of blood vessels.
Wear slip-on shoes, drink plenty of water, and loosen your belt at least one notch.
Open your collar and take off your tie. You can put it back on when you land.
Last but not least, be a voracious water drinker—even if you don’t think you’re thirsty. More is more.
That can help you combat DVT—Deep Vein Thrombosis—which is caused by the nasty combination of altitude and dehydration.
If you have to make more than one trip to the bathroom on your flight, that’s a good thing. It means you have to stand up and walk.
For more information about travel and health, check out:
- Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies
- Why Access to Toilets is a Health Concern
- What You Should Pack in a Travel Medical Kit
Keep reading for more travel tips.