- Carry enough of all of your medicines in your carry-on luggage. Bring enough
to last your whole trip. Take extra medicine with you in case your return
trip is delayed.
- If you have diabetes or epilepsy, carry a notification and identification
card (such as the "Diabetes Alert Card" from the American Diabetes Association).
Have the name and phone number of your doctor with you in case of an emergency.
Remember to bring along the names and dosages of all of your medicines.
- The air in airplanes is dry, so drink nonalcoholic, decaffeinated beverages
and water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
- Sit up straight in front of your keyboard and screen, and keep your
mouse within easy reach
- Don't sit in the same position for long periods, get up and move about
- Take a minimum of 5 minutes break every hour from keyboard/screen working
to prevent fatigue and aid concentration
- Adjust your screen angle to avoid reflections, and use blinds at windows,
and use a document holder next to the screen if you have to read text
- Concentrating on a computer screen for a long time can cause temporary
headache. Take occasional "eye breaks" by looking out a window or focusing
on some distant object
- If your work involves gazing at a computer monitor for long hours, remember
to blink your eyes often to relieve strain.
Water and Your Body
- We're often told to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per
day, but, according to recent surveys, only about a third of people actually
do so, and as much as 10% drink no water whatsoever
- Mild dehydration will slow down metabolism as much as 3%
- Severe dehydration can affect blood pressure, circulation, digestion
and kidney function. Hot weather exacerbates the problem, causing loss
of a quart or more of fluids per hour, and possible cramping, nausea and
- A glass of water can shut down midnight hunger pangs
- Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue
- A 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble
with basic math, and difficulty focusing
- Dehydration affects your energy levels. Increase your intake of water
to banish feelings of fatigue and increase vitality.
- Do not cross your legs when sitting
- Avoid high heels, short-heeled shoes work calf muscles more, which is
better for veins
- Don't wear tight clothes around your calves or groin that can restrict
- Take three or four 10-minute breaks daily to elevate your legs above
the level of your heart, lie down with your legs resting at a higher level
- Avoiding long periods of sitting or standing. Shift from one leg to
the other or walk gently back and forth, frequently to encourage blood
- Get your legs moving. Walking is a great way to encourage
blood circulation in your legs
- Sheer support stockings or panty hose (or for men, support socks), can
reduce leg and foot discomfort in people who stand for extended periods,
especially on hard floors. Support hosiery keeps blood from pooling in
the feet and ankles.
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