Catching A Cold From Flying

You may wonder why you keep catching a cold every time you step foot on an airplane. Well here is the main reason and some solutions to help reduce your risk. Most commercial airlines fly in an elevation range of 30,000 to 35,000 feet, where humidity typically runs at 10 percent or lower. At such low levels of humidity, the “natural defense system” of mucus in our noses and throats dries up and is crippled, creating a much more tolerant environment for cold and flu germs to infect us. Solutions... Stay Hydrated. Keep Your Hands Clean. Don’t Forget Your Dental Hygiene. Take Your Vitamins. Wear A Mask. Angle Overhead Air Vents Away From Your Face. Hope this helps. Good luck and safe travels!!! #simplyfit #strengthtraining #fit #airplane #travel #flu #cold