Getting to New Zealand from just about anywhere in the
world except Australia means long haul; and that means
jetlag and discomfort for most of us. Experts are far
from unanimous about the best ways to beat jet lag but
follow a few simple rules and your flight and its after
effect may be easier on your body
Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. Some experts
say dehydration affects your judgment and lengthens jet
lag recovery time. Either way it can make you feel awful.
Fruit juice is OK, and non carbonated mineral water.
Many find this hard to resist on a long flight. Experienced
travellers will tell you one in the air equals two on
the ground. Worth remembering if you donít want to add
the mother of all hangovers to your jet lag.
Worth looking at is Pamela Garsinga's "Airobics" published
in Australia by Hodder. A handy little book
of twenty exercises designed to help mobilise your joints,
stimulate circulation and reduce the risk of DVT (Deep
Exercising when you arrive can help your internal clock
to adjust faster to your new environment. It helps adjust
your sleep pattern and if it takes you outside you get
the added benefit of exposure to daylight, which can
a powerful aid to adjustment. But go slow. Experts caution
donít exercise at full pitch during the first 24 hours
after arrival. A walk or gentle jog in the park might
Seek the light
Some say it must be natural daylight, others say any
light will help your body clock adjust. In Japan and
your hotel may have a jet lag room where you can bask
in bright artificial light. What ever the scientific
there's plenty of anecdotal evidence to back up the "light
cure" for jet lag.
Ayurvedic in flight beauty tips
Pack a few key ingredients that will help prevent a jet lagged skin
America's growing waistlines are hurting
as the extra pounds on passengers are causing a drag on planes. Heavier fliers have created heftier fuel costs, according to the government study.
A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away
from home.Whether you are visiting on business or
holiday, back packer, corporate traveller or tourist,
Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible
exercise and keep fit options.
From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and
on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging,
trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and
If you're eating out there's a choice of restaurants
and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice",
Heart Foundation approved dishes.
If you're self catering you will find a wide range of
Heart Foundation approved low fat, low salt products
as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and
specialist health food shops.