Jet Lag Drag

How to tame your body clock

(HealthDayNews) -- Jet lag is an inevitable side effect of airplane travel, especially when crossing multiple time zones. According to the Aerospace Medical Association, adjusting your body clock is generally easier when travel is to the west.

Here are some ways to diminish the effects of jet lag:

  • Rest well before the flight.
  • Eat lightly before and during the flight.
  • Once the plane has taken off, reset your watch to the destination time.
  • Drink water and fruit juices during the flight, and limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Schedule outdoor activities on the first few days at the new destination.
  • Take only a single nap of 30 to 40 minutes or less each day.
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