How to Avoid Inflight Bloating, Dehydration and Jetlag!

Since it’s that time of year, time to reblog…

Woman Waiting in Airport (BW Silhouette)Let’s examine what happens to your body when you fly. Basically, within minutes you’re catapulted to an effective altitude one and a half times the height of Denver. That’s because the cabin is pressurized to simulate an altitude of 5,000 to 8,000 feet, although the plane itself may be cruising at 25,000 to 40,000 feet.

How does that affect you? The decrease in atmospheric pressure and the decrease in available oxygen wreak havoc on your body. The decreased pressure causes gases to expand and your body tissues fill up with these expanding gases. That why your shoes become tight. You are blowing up like a balloon just like the bags of chips and peanuts on board.  I know from my own experience that it can take me a couple of days wandering around like a Teletubby before the bloat starts to come down. However, I’ve now found a way to deal…

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