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Posted on 6 July, 2016
Having just returned home from Africa and a fairly entertaining flight in which the seats were sooo uncomfortable. So, jet lag and the effects of flying are an important subject for me. How can flying be made easy, especially long-haul journeys? Many of us are traveling abroad these days and often heading straight back work when we get home. It's a topic worth further exploration. What happens to our bodies when we fly? A number of things happen when we fly, for example dehydration, toothache, headache, stomach pain and ear pain. Flying involves sitting for long periods which can cause blood to collect in your legs and feet. When plasma leaves your veins for the surrounding tissue it can result in foot swelling. In extreme and rare cases, this can escalate into blood clots. Most plane... more

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