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5 Ways to Prevent Sickness

Vacation season is close and we know that many of our patients and readers will be traveling, unfortunately during your travels you might get sick. Here at Sani Dental Group your oral health is important, but also your overall health.

Apps for Jet Lag try them

Planning to travel on plan? If so, you could be at risk of suffering Jet Lag.

Jet Lag – is a medical inconvenience referred to as desynchronosis and rarely as circadian dysrhythmia; this physiological condition which occurs when there is an alterations to the body's circadian rhythms. The change occurs when there’s a rapid long-distance transmeridian on a high-speed aircraft.

Now many have consider this to only be a mere inconvenience, but in reality Jet Lag can cause "profound disruption" to over 1,000 genes that regulate your body's clock.

To prevent and reduce the effects of Jet Lag, there are several smartphone app; these apps aim to reduce the stress cause by Jet Lag. The apps analyze your trip's time zones and will offer you several ways to alter your sleep cycle.

Ask Ginger Out

Travel either by car or plane? Why don’t you invite ginger? No, not the cute girl, but the plant. If you're susceptible to motion sickness, taking ginger capsules can help prevent or delay the onset of nausea and also helps you recover faster from many diseases. In addition Ginger can offer you these benefits:

  • Don’t feel hungry? Then eat fresh ginger just before lunch, this will cause your appetite to start and fire up the digestive juices.
  • Consuming ginger will improve the absorption of essential nutrients that our body needs.
  • Feeling nauseous or airsick? Then will not chew on ginger, by doing this you will reduce the airsick feeling and adding honey, will give it a sweet taste.
  • Feeling hungry? Tummy moaning and groaning or have cramps? We advise you to munch on ginger.
  • Have you recently had a surgery? Consuming ginger will help prevent nauseas and other post-operation symptoms.

Pack Wipes for the Trip

When on the go you will probably pack many things, among them our dental clinic advises you to pack Antibacterial Hand Wipe, why you might ask? Simple, when traveling to another city or state or country germs will travel with you.

However packing antibacterial hand wipes can eliminate 99.99% of bacteria and at the same time be gentle on your hands.
Among the benefit of using hand wipes are: most hand wipes contain Aloe Vera in each wipe, they are pocket-sized single swipes; making them an easy to carry everywhere object and they are airplane friendly.
Using wipes will allow you to the get where you need to go fresh and bacteria free, whether you are traveling by car or by plane. Make sure you pack them on your next trip.

Relax and Stretch

If your flight is longer than 8 hours then you can be at risk of dangerous clots risk and dehydration. To reduce and prevent leg cramps and muscle stiffness, we advise you to drink plenty of water and frequently flex your legs. While you wait for your flight in the airport you can practice yoga, you can try the following moves:

Ankle Rolls

While waiting in the airport, get your blood flowing by rolling your ankles, move the ankle in a circular motion both to the right and the left several times. While doing the movements control your breathing, this will increase your awareness, relax your body and eases your worries.

Mini Lunges

Once on the air try to head to the bathroom area and do a few mini-lunges; bending one leg and stepping forward with the whole body and then back with the legs together. By doing a few repetitions you will be able to increase blood and re-oxygenate your body.

Modified Mountain Pose

If you are able to stand up try a Modified Mountain Pose, simply stand up tall and bring the feet together pointing forward and raise the arms up above the head with the hands clasped together. Then slowly raise your heels so you are standing on the balls of your feet and try to hold the pose for 10 seconds.

Seated Spinal Rolls

To avoid back pain we advise you to try this easy spine-stretching exercise, whether you are on the road or on the air. To do this exercise simply, roll forward on the hips and let the chest puff out, and then rolling back on the pelvis, undulating the spine by moving forward and back. Afterwards you can curl all the way up to the head, but be careful not to snap the neck.

Simple Seated Twist

A simple seated twist is a spinal stretch that relaxes your back muscles; to try this pose, sit up tall and grab the sides of your seat, twisting the torso to the right and the left, and holding for 10-20 seconds on each side.
This movement will relax your shoulders, chest, and spine. Believe us your body will thank you and your trip will be more relax.

Thigh Lifts

When on the air or on the car improve and strengthen your legs circulation, try lifting one leg at the time. Keep your back straight while performing this exercise, this will improve blood flow, reduce stress and keep your internal systems active.
Another movement you can also try is to prevent leg cramps is to put both legs up in a tuck, holding the sides of your seat for support; keep blood flowing at all times.

Thirsty or Dry Lips? Solution Bottle water

As we mentioned in the beginning of the post, many of our readers and patients will be traveling this vacation season. A way many travelers get sick is by drinking foreign tap water, the simplest way to prevent getting sick is by drinking bottle water. If you would like to reduce the risk of disease, avoid eating raw foods or drinking tap water, unfortunately not all cities or countries follow the same strict sanitation rules that we follow, avoid the risk of traveler's diarrhea.

Fact: Every year, some 10 million travelers acquire a stomach bug.

Avoid getting sick on your next travel and/or vacation, invite your family and friend to read this post and reduce the risk of sickness.