Planning to Travel? 10 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane
April 29, 2015•9 min
Learn how you can protect yourself in one of the germiest places.When you're en route to a vacation, a business meeting, or going home to see your family, the last thing you want to do is fall ill... either on the plane or in the days following your trip. Unfortunately, airports are always busy, and the chances of bacteria spreading within the airport and that compact airplane cabin are extremely high.What are 10 ways you can avoid getting sick on an airplane? Wipe down your seat before you sit down. Drink plenty of water. Place a towel on your seat. Point the air conditioning toward your face to keep bacteria out of your breathing space. Bring health snacks (nuts, seeds, protein bars, fruit, veggies). Get up and walk around. Wash your hands frequently. Consider taking supplements before you fly. Use a napkin or tissue while opening overhead compartments. Wear a mask. Tune in as the paleo cardiologist, Jack Wolfson, DO, shares 10 tips on how you can avoid getting sick on an airplane.