Travel Tips to Save You Stress

  • By lemaster
  • 08 Sep, 2017
Taking a trip soon? Plan ahead to lower stress levels.

Travel can be stressful, especially if it’s part of your job and you do it on a regular basis. Jet lag, time away from family, unfamiliar places, job performance expectations and irregular sleeping and eating patterns can really take their toll on your nerves and health.

Add in some circumstances over which you have no control, like flight cancellations and delays, lost luggage, and last minute meeting or conference changes, and you have the makings of a massive meltdown.

So what can you do to stay calm, maintain your health naturally and deal appropriately with stressful circumstances as a frequent traveler? Consider these helpful health tips.

Health Tips for Frequent Flyers

  1. Keep a bag packed with spare toiletries, wrinkle-free clothing and items that you would normally pack for every trip. With your “travel bag” always ready, you’re less likely to forget something, and you keep packing and re-packing time and effort to a minimum.
  2. Place identification (including passport), camera, laptop and any valuables in your hand luggage. You’ll feel more secure when you know these items are always with you.
  3. Make sure you get the proper amount of sleep – sleep helps the body to rest and rejuvenate for the next day’s activity. If you’re crossing time zones, this is especially important.
  4. Make sure you take the time to eat well. Try some local cuisine. Ask business associates or hotel staff to recommend some good eateries for you to try. Refrain from overeating and drinking too much alcohol.
  5. Make use of the exercise facilities available in many hotels as a way to ease stress that can result in headaches and other physical symptoms. Don’t forget to pack some gym clothes and shoes!

Frequent travel can be stressful, but it can also provide a means to explore new people, places, cultures and foods. You might even get a bit of sightseeing in as well! Remember to come in for your chiropractic adjustments as often as possible as regular chiropractic care before and after can help you effectively deal with the stress of frequent travel.

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We often experience pain when something isn’t working properly. By that logic, feeling good would mean that everything is working fine, right? Not always. Because it’s often easier to tell when your spine isn’t as healthy as it could be, we’d like to share four habits of a happy, healthy spine.

1. It’s carried well.

For a healthy spine, good posture is crucial. This doesn’t mean just standing up straight when you’re moving about, but also being conscious of how you sit when you’re at work or home and even how you sleep in your bed.

2. There’s always time for exercise.

A happy, healthy spine needs regular exercise to function well. So, what’s the best way to exercise your spine? Work the muscles around it like your abs so they’re strong enough to maintain its proper position.

3. It gets proper nutrients.

When we eat healthily, chances are we’re more conscious of how it may help our clothes fit well than what it does for our nervous system. A healthy diet high in leafy greens and vegetables can help our body better accommodate stress and allow our nervous system to function optimally.

4. Your spine is well rested.

Not getting enough sleep each night can wreak havoc on our entire body—including our spine. Your spine helps you stay upright all day, and it needs its time to relax and rejuvenate just like the rest of you. Make sure your spine is supported during sleep and avoid stomach slumber when possible.

Could your spine use some love? Contact our practice today to book an appointment.

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