9 Foods to Avoid Before Flying

February 18, 2015 - Sin comentarios

In this day and age, for every person who takes care about what he or she eats, it seems many more are fairly careless about it. But even those who watch what they eat may not realise that conditions while flying in a commercial jetliner - especial...Leer más

Can Meds (or Alcohol) Help Anxious Flyers?

November 14, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Some people fly without difficulty. When their plane drops in turbulence, stress hormones are triggered by their brain just as in the brain of a person whose nerves get jangled. The person who flies easily regulates the stress hormones - and the ...Leer más

Beating Jet Lag: Rest, Activity & Strategy

October 21, 2014 - Sin comentarios

My previous post focused on the role of light and darkness in jet lag - as has most research into the effects of environmental time cues in both animals and humans. But there is mounting evidence that other factors also play an important role. Chi...Leer más

Beating Jet Lag, Part 1 – Light and Dark

October 8, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Most everyone who's travelled across three or more time zones have experienced jet lag, aka “desynchronosis”, the cluster of symptoms including feelings of drowsiness or lethargy, and a tendency to fall asleep during the day, inability to f...Leer más

For Inflight Relaxation, Try Hand Massages

August 13, 2014 - Sin comentarios

In past posts, we've provided psychological advice on how to alleviate anxiety or fear of flying, but physical approaches also have their place. If you're flying with a companion, a hand massage provided by that person - whether during the flight or ...Leer más

Water Safety and Health Tips

July 29, 2014 - 1 comentario

Whether it's a summer holiday or a winter escape, beaches are a no-brainer when you need to get away for some minimally dressed relaxation and fun. But there are also certain precautions that you should take in order to stay safe. The beach is no p...Leer más

Sun Health and Safety Tips

July 22, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Paradoxical thing, the sun. It brings life to our planet and makes our holidays warm and enjoyable, but at the same time it also ensures that the most menacing threat around the water actually comes from the sky. Overexposure can lead to skin cance...Leer más

Avoiding Inflight Pains: It’s All in Your Head

July 9, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Aircraft cabins are of course pressurised to shield passengers from changes in air pressure at extremely high altitudes, but on occasion some people may still feel a bit of these changes, as the middle ear (scientifically known as the Eustachian t...Leer más

How to Make Your Flight Comfier and Healthier

February 24, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Airplane travel, it's no secret, brings with it unique conditions that can require a little bit (and sometimes a little more) adjustment on the part of passengers. With that in mind, here are a few pointers and travel tips that can help both new ...Leer más

4 Top Tips to Beat Inflight Panic Attacks

October 29, 2013 - Sin comentarios

Have you ever panicked on a flight? If so, today we bring good news: Four easy tips to help you calm your nerves and (hopefully) enjoy your flight. 1. First and foremost, we need to recognise panic for what it is: an attack of anxiety that in the ...Leer más

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