With the holidays quickly approaching, travel is ramping up. Airports and flights are full, and roads are congested. No matter how you are reaching your holiday destinations, PAKT recommends some tips for staying happy and healthy, as well as a few key products to sooth your weary traveler's soul.
Tips on How to Avoid Jet Lag:
Changing time zones can be difficult, especially if you are traveling great distances via plane. Try to prevent jet lag by staying hydrated (see below), beginning to adjust your sleep schedule before you depart, and sleeping at the right time during your transit. If jet lag drags you down on arrival, try a few natural remedies to help you sleep soundly in your new time zone. PAKT carries a few melatonin products that are delivered transdermally, as well as some energizing products that deliver a B vitamin boost.*
The Good Patch Dream Patch - A slow release melatonin patch that works!
Nacre Jet Lag - This essential oil blend will help revive your senses when jet lag is unavoidable.
Tips on How to Avoid Pain and Stiffness from Travel:
Stiff knee? Bad back? Traveling can wreak havoc on old injuries and arthritis. Whether you are on a long flight, road trip or train ride, try getting up at least once every hour and taking a stroll down the isle. Similarly, exit the highway or pull off at rest areas at least once an hour to stretch your legs by walking for 2 minutes before getting back in the car. Simply moving more frequently can help prevent your aching <insert any body part here> from getting worse. PAKT carries a few products perfectly sized to slip into your bag, just in case the extra movement doesn't cut it on arrival.*
Asutra Melt Pain Away - We've found these packets to be very effective in alleviating pain and soreness from targeted areas. Great for stiff fingers and sore shoulders and knees. And just the perfect size for any travel kit. Leave that tube of icy-hot at home!
The Good Patch Pain Patch - This little patches are perfect for any multi-day trip where your body may be aching. Lasts for hours and a much cleaner alternative to drug-store pain creams.
Tips on How to Stay Hydrated During Travel:
Did you know that according to the WHO, airplane air is usually less than 20% humidity? For some context, your house should between 30% and 50% humidity, and the average humidity level in Phoenix, Arizona is 36%. That is high compared to what an airplane can be!
Staying hydrated while you travel is important to your overall health. Hydration can help your immune system do its job, keep your skin elastic and your overall body working well. Drink at least the minimum recommend 8 glasses of water (2 liters or a half-gallon) per day. Remember to pack a refillable water bottle in your carry-on or bag that you will have easy access to on a train or in the car. Many airports have bottle filling stations at water fountain locations, so fill it up after you pass through security. Remember, to avoid confiscation of your reusable bottle at TSA, be sure it is empty before getting in line! If you forget your bottle at home, be sure to grab one at an airport shop before boarding, and always take a cup when offered by your flight attendant.
Liquid I.V. - This drink mix provides electrolytes that help your body hydrate faster.
Spinster Sisters Body Butter - For a deeply hydrating skin cream great for all-over, take Sisters with you everywhere your skin may need a little quench.
*The above statements are not medical advice. The content above is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, your health and well being. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Reliance on any information provided by Travel PAKT, Travel PAKT employees, or contracted writers is solely at your own risk.