Airport wellness New Year resolution tips are all about making your health top priority.

January is an essential time for wellness. It’s when we make health resolutions, start detox plans, whether cutting back on meat or drinking more water.

We want to share some tips to help you keep on track during travel in 2020. We understand that airports can feel stressful; they are!

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Here are 5 Airport Wellness New Year’s Resolutions you can keep

1. Sit less and move more

There is a lot of sitting around and waiting at airports. The Mayo Clinic website notes that research has linked “sitting for long periods to several health concerns.” For example, obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, and excess body fat around the waist.

Try a short 15-minute walk, get up and stretch or do some yoga.

2. Limit screen time

Lose your smartphone addiction, spending too much time on electronic devices, particularly on social media, has been linked to depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

Setting a goal to cut back on the time you spend scrolling through social media and on the internet may help boost your mood.

3. Cut back on alcohol

Excessive drinking at the airport or on-board a flight is a bad idea. If you find yourself boozing at the airport bars, remember – you might not make it on your flight if you’re overly intoxicated.

Try fruit-infused sparkling water, kombucha, or herbal tea. If you are an anxious flier, read some of our tips here.

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4. Be more present

Being mindful and present may help you feel more relaxed during travel. Research shows that being more present may decrease negative thoughts, which may thereby improve mood.

Spend less time on your phone, stopping to notice your environment, and listening intently to others are simple ways to be more present.

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5. Eat Better and Healthier 

If you want to eat healthier in 2020, create sustainable and realistic new year’s resolutions. For example, “eat at least two vegetables a day,” “limit wine intake per day,” or “prep snacks for travel.” Smalls goals are more comfortable to follow through with and can help you eat better during a busy day of travel.

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Say bye to the bad habits of the last decade

When stress hits, it feels hard to stick to a healthy resolution.

Whether it’s smoking, drinking too much alcohol, staying glued to your phone, or eating unhealthy food, we all have bad habits that contribute to poor health, and let’s leave them back in 2019.

Your determination to say goodbye to a bad habit is built one day at a time. It may not feel that way when you start, but trust in the journey and know that each day is helping you build a new you.

We hope our airport wellness new year’s resolutions listed will improve your travel journey.

This New Year, try out some of the resolutions in this article to help make this year- and the next decade — the healthiest and happiest possible.

 

Cristina Alcivar

Founder and Editor of Vane Airport Magazine. Passionate about everything well-being, love travel, the ocean, and the sun.

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