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    Economy Class Syndrome


    Economy class syndrome or traveler's thrombosis is a term that was coined in the 1990s due to the increase in symptoms of venous thrombosis in passengers who frequently traveled by air, making long trips and hiring economy class.Subsequently, it has been proven that not only economy class travelers can suffer from it, but also in other classes, it only has to coincide that the individual is for a long time without moving his legs, which slows down blood circulation, and that he is likely to suffer from this disease.
    To avoid suffering from this syndrome we advise to take the following measures:
    Avoid dehydration: the pressure and altitude of the plane dehydrates us, so it is advisable to travel with a bottle of mineral water.
    On long trips you should drink at least two liters of water.
    Early mobilization in the seat: flex your ankles often, try to separate your toes and stretch all your joints.
    Seats closer to the aisle area for more mobility: get up every hour and walk around the aisle for a while.
    If you have varicose veins, use measures such as elastic stockings: also avoid crossing your legs.


    Jet lag


    Jet lag, also called "jet lag disorder," is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who travels rapidly across multiple time zones.The body has its own internal clock, or circadian rhythms, that tells it when to stay awake and when to sleep. Jet lag occurs because the body clock is still synchronized to your original time zone, rather than the time zone you have traveled to. The more time zones you have crossed, the more likely you are to experience jet lag.
    Jet lag can cause daytime fatigue, malaise, difficulty staying alert and gastrointestinal problems. Jet lag is temporary, but it can significantly reduce the comfort of your vacation or business trip. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent or minimize jet lag.
    WHAT TO DO DURING THE FLIGHT TO AVOID JET LAGThe flight is a very important time to avoid jet lag: try to choose a plane that is as comfortable as possible, because resting during the trip is essential. During the trip, drink often and hydrate your skin: in fact, the high altitude dries out the tissues and dehydrates, increasing the discomfort on arrival. Therefore, avoid drinking coffee or alcohol and try to rest as much as possible. The first thing to do is to set the time according to the country of arrival, so you start to get used to the rhythms of that time zone.
    AVOIDING JET LAG: WHAT TO DO ON ARRIVALOnce you have landed, if you have not rested on the plane, try to sleep for an hour, but no more.After that, start adapting to the time of day you are in, so wait until it gets dark before going to bed. If you try to sleep but can't, don't force yourself to stay in bed; instead, get up and read a book or watch TV. Try to stay in the sun as long as possible, eat light meals and do some physical activity.