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ARE YOU WITHERED AND WRINKLED?

Sylvia Marina - Saturday, May 04, 2013

ARE YOU WITHERED AND WRINKLED? written by Sylvia Marina

A long haul journey or lack of sleep can have you feeling and looking like a dried-out withered and wrinkled  prune!

I have just arrived back from speaking engagements in Russia which included presenting our four day seminar Transforming DNA Memories.

As well as many hours in-flight, my day time hours were spent in heated seminar rooms. Today I share with you some tips for good energy and good health while travelling, working and sleeping in different time zones – same principles apply for people who work long hours or do shift-work.

HYDRATION
Keeping hydrated is THE most important part of staying well and avoiding jetlag. Drinking 250mls (approximately 2 airline cups) every hour only replaces the cup of water you’re losing from your skin surface! To stay healthy you require more fluids.

To avoid the withered and wrinkled look, and if that’s your stress on the outside, it is scary to think what is happening to your internal organs.

Business class passengers get drinks almost the second they sit down, but if all those seats are taken and you have to sit further back in the plane, you start to become dehydrated by the time the plane taxis to the runway.

Where ever I manage a seat, in the first round of drinks I order an apple juice and a water plus an extra glass. Why? I don’t want a sugar-high from full strength apple juice, I dilute the juice with water – one small bottle or glass of juice I divide into 4-5 glasses of water.  This way the small amount of sugar in the apple juice carries the water further into my body cells thus hydrating the body more effectively.

The more water you drink, the more exercise you get! Never sit holding-on to a full bladder. Answering natures-call, when nature calls, is healthy.

TIME
As soon as you are settled into your seat, set your watch to your destination time.
This helps to program the brain to your time-zone change. I find I automatically begin pacing my meals in line with my destination for example, even though the meal being served may be called breakfast but according to your watch it is dinner time, in your mind reprogram that meal to be called dinner, when you arrive at your destination you are already integrated into that time zone.

If you have awareness of your body time clock and your meridian energy this is another way to adjust to time zones. Your ‘Touch For Health Kinesiologist’ will be able to give you tips on how to manage this.

CLOTHING
Wear loose clothing, this allows for better digestion, blood and lymph flow and unless you have a tendency to feet-swell, swap your shoes for socks as you settle into your seat.
Tendency to feet-swell; I wear pre-purchased in-flight surgical socks. They are firm to put on but well worth the effort and price.

SLEEP
On many flights, after the main meal is served, the attendants ask those seated at a window to close the window shutters, they also dim the cabin lights...no matter what the time of day or night, when this happens close your eyes and relax, ideally sleep, this reduces the risk of jet lag.

I prefer to arrive at my destination late in the afternoon. I keep myself awake and active till mid evening and then turn in for a long nights rest waking at my normal waking hour.
The second night is important too. Plan for a long nights sleep, this way your biological clock will switch into the new time zone.

DISCIPLINE yourself to think in the new time zone. Resist the temptation to think ‘home time’.
Be present in the NOW, accept and enjoy being present NOW.

EAT, PEE, SLEEP, STRETCH OFTEN
and be kind to yourself.

© Sylvia Marina ND.,
EXPERT IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR | SPEAKER
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