Today we’re going to look at a few key strategies for beginning your trip at the airport.
The first thing is getting through security. For my germaphobe friends, the security tray at airports is one of the germiest things you’ll find on your trip, so be sure to wash your hands once you get through security.
I’ve heard that the scanners at the airport (where you put your hands over your head) are safe, but I’m not convinced. If you travel quite a bit, I’d highly recommend that you opt out of this to avoid excessive radiation. You just have to say “Opt Out” when you get to the front of the line in most airports. If you have TSA PreCheck (in the US) you can walk through the older scanners, which uses much less radiation.
Filtered water is foundational to your health, especially when you travel! Some people bring an empty water bottle and fill it at the airport, but not all airports have filtered water in their water fountains. Unless you know for sure, it’s worth it to purchase a bottle of filtered water once you clear security. The main reason for this is that you will now have a bottle for your entire trip, that you can drink from and refill as needed, especially on the plane.
Once you get through security, you will want to walk to your gate just to make sure everything is on schedule, then you might want to begin walking. I typically walk from one end of the airport to the other until my flight is ready board, as we’ll be sitting long enough on the plane. This is one of the places where you can get exercise on your trip.
We’ll talk more about exercise in an upcoming update…
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