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    Staying healthy while travelling

    So I am going to the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. I live in Ottawa, so in total it will be 2 days of travel each way (16 hours of just flight time, 4 different terminals each way).

    Does anyone have any tips to help with jet leg and to hit the ground running/avoiding catching some sort of sickness?

    Thanks!

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    I've read taking a good probiotic is a good idea...starting some days before you travel, because 70% of the immune system is in the gut.

    But you can stay home and get something, too. I have a globe-travelling neighbor who often brings some nasty crap back from the Far East. Wish I'd taken my probiotics 3 weeks ago...I'm still recovering from my encounter with this guy.

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    Drink lots of water to stay hydrated on the plane, wash hands, don't touch your nose or eyes with your hands.
    Make sure you are in top health before you leave by practicing good exercise, eating, supplementation and sleeping habits.
    Exercise when you get to Sochi and take a melatonin 2 hours before your desired bedtime to re-set your internal clock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
    Drink lots of water to stay hydrated on the plane, wash hands, don't touch your nose or eyes with your hands.
    Make sure you are in top health before you leave by practicing good exercise, eating, supplementation and sleeping habits.
    Exercise when you get to Sochi and take a melatonin 2 hours before your desired bedtime to re-set your internal clock.
    Thank you. Anyone have an opinion on getting a flu shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck_Cam View Post
    Thank you. Anyone have an opinion on getting a flu shot?

    yeah. don't do it.

    get yourself as healthy as possible before you go. take magnesium and d3. drink lots of bone broth and eat good yogurt. get plenty of sleep.

    the arm rests, tray tables and those seat pocket on planes are FILTHY. the blankets and pillows too. do NOT touch them and then touch your face. i am no germ-o-phobe, but planes are very unclean and that's why so many people get sick when traveling. put some wipes in your carry-on and use them frequently if you touch stuff.

    stay as hydrated as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    yeah. don't do it.

    get yourself as healthy as possible before you go. take magnesium and d3. drink lots of bone broth and eat good yogurt. get plenty of sleep.

    the arm rests, tray tables and those seat pocket on planes are FILTHY. the blankets and pillows too. do NOT touch them and then touch your face. i am no germ-o-phobe, but planes are very unclean and that's why so many people get sick when traveling. put some wipes in your carry-on and use them frequently if you touch stuff.

    stay as hydrated as possible.
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    And...don't stress over the possibility of getting sick. Even with the most encompassing precautions, it only takes one microbe...

    Relax and have fun.

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    I have a globe-travelling neighbor who often brings some nasty crap back from the Far East.

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    Thanks everyone! I'm going for work, and can't afford to be laid up so that's why I'm trying to be extra cautious. Glad y'all share my thoughts on the flu vaccine!!

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