St. Mark’s Basilica – Venice, Italy
Quote of the Day: “Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Song of the Day: Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus & Pliers

Exercise of the Day: Cycle

Affirmation: “Joy is my natural state of mind.”

Tip: Stay hydrated while flying! Airline travel creates an increased need for hydration.  Be mindful of your body’s water requirements, as the travel environment contributes to significant water losses.  Not only are travelers experiencing physiological changes related to an increase in altitude, they are also exposed to low moisture levels.  Aircraft cabin humidity levels are unnaturally low, from 5-10%, creating an environment with less humidity than the Sahara Desert! Dehydration can also exaggerate jetlag.

So how much water should you drink to avoid dehydration and worsened jetlag? The rule of thumb is about 8 ounces of water per hour that you are in the air. This should also help to keep you up often enough and using the restroom to flush out unwanted toxins and keep the blood flowing which helps to avoid blood clots. Staying hydrated not only means consuming plenty of water but also avoiding things that contribute to dehydration such as, salty foods, caffeine and alcoholic beverages.