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New Year, New Carry-on; Items You Need to Stay Healthy at 30,000 Feet

New Year, New Carry-on; Items You Need to Stay Healthy at 30,000 Feet

It’s a New Year, Dry January is going strong and our resolutions are becoming our natural way of life. Two weeks into the new year and we have never felt better!

…right?

Ok so maybe Dry January is not so easy and the daily kale smoothies remain full while you desperately try to avoid a repeat of last year’s late night pizza meltdown. However, the face-de-bloat and extra energy should be inspiration enough to at least maintain healthy habits the whole air travel process. Your body is more vulnerable 30,000 feet in the air where it needs extra care and protection.

Below are some carry-on items that will keep you a healthy, functioning human.

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

New Year

Water bottle: Your mother, brother, roommate, and neighbor have all insisted you drink more water. They’re right – especially when you’re going to be on a plane or in a dry, stuffy airport. Now insist that one of them buys you a reusable water bottle to fill up at the airport.

Tea: Hopefully you left your 3.5 oz. liquor bottles at home and chose an alternative mid-flight comfort drink. Throw some of your favorite teas in your carry-on and ask a flight attendant for hot water when he or she is taking drink orders. A warm, relaxing, less-bloating drink than vodka cranberries across the aisle.

Face hydrating spray/mist: This is obviously less important than water and not necessary for all. However, a hydrating spray can be amply beneficial for some peoples’ when applied before and after a flight. Some options include Caudalie Grape Water, Evian spray, and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water.

Save the greasy burger and pizza for the Superbowl

Frozen grapes: These will keep your other food cold and also make a delicious snack.

Hummus: Individual hummus packs under 3.5 oz. can be paired with many of your favorite snacks and vegetables and don’t create a huge cleanup.

Leftovers: Don’t worry about wasting the leftover food in your fridge before your trip. Make individual meals in Tupperware containers to resist the temptation to splurge in the airport.

Germs are not a souvenir

New Year

 

Disinfecting wipes: Flight attendants and cleaning crews do the best they can under time constraints but it never hurts to disinfect yourself!

Sanitizer: We feel this one is self-explanatory.

Mid-flight comfort

Noise-canceling headphones: Sleeping on planes is difficult for most. The frequent announcements and young families are just a few of the distractions that keep you awake (and the uncomfortable seats!). Noise canceling headphones might make the process a little easier.

Foldable blanket: Airplanes are cold and airlines don’t give out blankets as much as they used to. Don’t worry about space though; there are plenty of blankets that fold and fit neatly into your carry-on.

Portable charger: Perfect for the longer flights. No one wants their e-reader to shut off mid-flight or to be landing with a dead phone.

Have any of these items worked for you? Let us know @FlyInStyleApp! We love to hear from you!

 

How To: Eat Healthy for the Holidays at BNA

How To: Eat Healthy for the Holidays at BNA

The holidays are upon us and, unfortunately (or not), so are gluttonous meals and desserts. Strict diets and cleanses have their place in January, but balance is still important leading up to the Holiday Season. We’re #thankful for the sweets at the Thanksgiving table, but we’re eating healthy while traveling through the Nashville International Airport. Here are some ideas:

Fresh-Squeezed Juice, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

Choose one of their creations or blend your own healthy juice. Ingredients include Apple, Beet, Kale, Carrot, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Celery, and Ginger.

Egg White Omelet, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

A gluten free omelet with tomatoes, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and a baby green salad. Healthy without sacrificing flavor!

Yogurt & Granola, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

This antioxidant-loaded breakfast of Greek yogurt and seasonal berries will leave your appetite satisfied and your skin glowing (well, we can hope).

Oh Kale! Smoothie, Freshens Smoothies & Yogurt (A/B Food Court):

This smoothie has one and a half servings of greens and tastes like mango and pineapple. Substitute the mango sorbet for Greek yogurt and add protein powder for a more filling drink.

The Cobb, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

A protein-packed salad to keep you full and energized through your flight and away from the baked goods. Leave off the bacon and blue cheese crumbles to keep it healthy.

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