21 Feb TIPS TO PREVENT BLOATING WHEN YOU FLY
What really happens to your stomach when you fly, and top tips to prevent bloating when traveling.
Ever get that feeling after take-off that your stomach bloats up and feels like it wants to explode? There’s scientific evidence and reasoning as to why. To note, having gas in a flight is totally normal.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FLY
You’ve got a cramped seat for long hours, questionable coffee water, and to top it off, a change in air pressure that your body just doesn’t know how to handle.
As the pressure around you decreases, the gas in your belly increases, being less constrained, so it expands. This is why you may feel bloated.
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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT BLOATING
While changing the cabin pressure around you is beyond your control, there are a few helpful tips you can implement before and during a flight to help prevent gas and bloating from happening.
- Pass on greasy food before flying
- Eat easy to digest fruits or foods
- Drink plenty of PLAIN water (non-carbonated please)
- Avoid chewing gum
- Stretch and move when possible
WHEN YOU’RE IN THE AIRPORT
For the last one — STRETCH — one of my all-time favorite stretches to do is a lunge twist, wringing out your spine before or after your flight.
Check out the video link below to prevent bloating and indigestion when flying doing this full sequence. No shame in finding a quiet gate in the airport to stop, drop and down dog!
BEST STRETCH ON THE PLANE
You, of course, can do this creatively seated in a plane as well. Just do the twist from a seated variation using the arm-rests to assist your twist.
Here’s a sequence you can practice SEATED on an airplane. No excuses, road warriors!
READY FOR TAKE-OFF!
I used to chew gum during flights, which was a big no-no once I got up in the air. Live and learn, warriors.
BOOKMARK and share this post for your next trip to keep your tummy happier for healthier travels ahead. Anyone else relate to this share with travel?