Health Tip: Prevent Jet Lag

-- Jet lag can dampen the fun of any trip when your body struggles to adjust to a new time zone.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to prevent jet lag:

  • Start your trip well-rested. Make sure you get plenty of sleep before your trip.
  • Avoid alcohol and overeating.
  • Eat healthy meals.
  • Get as much exercise as possible.
  • Avoid sleep medications. If you use them, don't take them for more than a few days.
  • Follow the schedule of the time zone you are in. Eat meals and go to bed when the locals do.

Posted: July 2008


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