4. Stay Hydrated
Jet lag is partly a result of dehydration (loss of body water and electrolytes like sodium) which can lead to headaches. Drink water often, before, during, and after your flight to counteract dehydration. Also, avoid alcohol or caffeine beverages as these can dehydrate you further and affect your sleep.
5. Eat Healthy
According to the Harvard Business Review article, ‘A “Fast” Solution to Jet Lag’, fasting can reduce jet lag because the lack of food can resynchronise body rhythms. If fasting is not your thing, opt for lean proteins and snack on fruits, nuts and vegetables.
6. Move Around
To be seated in one place for long hours can strain your muscles. Periodically walk the aisles, and do some stretching exercises in your seat to improve blood circulation and avoid muscle soreness.
7. Simple Relax
Dress comfortably, carry along your sleeping mask, ear plugs and neck pillow. Download soothing music, practice deep breathing and get plenty of rest before your flight to simply enjoy your journey ahead.