A Flight Attendant's Top Ten Tips for Staying Healthy While Flying

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    A lot of suggestions made in the article I do on flights. I always go into the washroom, wet some towels and clean the arm rests, seat belt fastner, and tray table. Always carry some liquid hand cleaner. Am up and down like a yo yo during the flight so that I get some exercise. Never drink alcohol especially if it is an overnight flight, as it might not mix well with the sleeping pill I take. Usually carry some healthy goodies to eat on the plane. If it is a late night start for the flight say after 10pm, I will skip the meal, no good sleeping on a full stomach. I do use the seat pocket, wish I could stop doing that. I never go barefoot (with socks on) while in the cabin or lav. Have a pair of slippers I wear and they are washed once the flight is finished. One quirky thing I have thought of is to wear the thin white gloves that doctors and nurses, para medics use, but that might be going over the top just a little.
     
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    The only thing I might have to deviate from! :p

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    But I sure hope the FA doesn't deviate from it :D
     
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    What? drinking it or serving it?:D
     
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    Drinking... not sure why "no alcohol" is on the FA's true and tried list of travel tips ;)

    So are you really wearing those disposable gloves, or was that a joke?
     
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    No have not started wearing them, just thought about it, there are some countries and places where I actually think they would be an asset to have. Guess if and when I start to wear them it will be time for me to be put away;)
     
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    What about going through security with your shoes off but socks on? Can you just imagine the germs you pick up with your socks there and then you put your clean shoes on? All those germs are easily transferred on your shoe insert and continue to grow and multiply there :) That is why it is also important to either change your socks once you pass security (not a pretty scene, but pat down is not better ;) ) or disinfect your shoe insoles regularly. I remember few years back at RSW security, they were giving out footies for people so nobody would go barefoot or in socks.
     
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    I don't know if I get more germs or shed more germs :p
     
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    I certainly hope not :)
     
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    I think it is time for gloves to make a fashion come back. Men's and Women's.
     
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