Are you ready for a little vacation this summer? Given the past year, I think it’s safe to say that we all could use a little rest and relaxation with the family or even alone! Although, a lot of traveling restrictions have been lifted or lightened within the US, it is still a good idea to remain conscious of the germs and bacteria that you will come in contact with while traveling to other places, especially if you are flying!
When traveling by airplane you are coming into contact with people from the US and other countries alike. Research shows that germs can live on surfaces in airplanes for up to 7 days. That means you are potentially coming into contact with the germs of all people who have boarded that plane in the last 7 days….WOW!
You can’t avoid the germs completely. However, there are things you can do to help protect yourself and your family. Here are some tips for staying safe and healthy while traveling on an airplane:
Start eating healthy before and during your trip. This will naturally boost your immune system and help your body fight off germs that you come in contact with. Choose foods that are rich in vitamins and take supplements if needed.
Get plenty of rest before your flight. Your immune system is not as efficient at fighting off germs and bacteria if it is tired and has not had the proper amount of rest that it needs.
Consider wearing a mask if you cannot socially distance yourself from other passengers on the plane.
Choose a window seat. Studies show that there are less germs in a window seat than the aisle seat.
Bring your own snacks. You don’t know who or how many people have touched the complimentary snacks offered on the plane so it’s best that you wait until the flight is over or bring your own snacks in your carry-on.
Drink a lot of water. One of the most important ways to stay healthy during your flight is to stay hydrated. It will allow your body to work properly to keep mucous membranes, which help prevent illness, in your throat and nose from drying out. Shoot for drinking 8 ounces of water every hour of the flight to avoid dehydration, which can occur faster when in flying.
Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes and mouth. It’s so hard to keep your hands off your face but it’s super important because your eyes and mouth are the gateway for germs entering your body and making you ill.
Sanitize your hands frequently. Frequent hand washing on the plane is obviously not an option, so using hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol is the next best option for keeping your hands germ-free.
Sanitize your surroundings with The LiViliti Sanitizing Wand. The Wand is a portable sanitizing wand that uses UVC LED’s to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria, germs and viruses in a little as 3 minutes on ANY surface.
Swipe it over your seat before you sit down.
Swipe over the food and beverage tray.
Swipe over magazines, reading material and TV screens.
Swipe over the arms rests.
Swipe over the bathroom surfaces.
Swipe over areas in the airport as well.
Literally ANY surface! It is more convenient than disinfectant wipes because you don’t accumulate trash… it’s a one-time purchase… it’s chemical-free… rechargeable… and it’s small, fitting right in your purse or carry-on.
Flying can be stressful in general, especially in the middle of a pandemic. However, there are ways to keep yourself safe and healthy. Just follow these tips and you are sure to enjoy your summer vacation just as you and your family deserve!