Tiredness Associated With Long Distance Travel

Fatigue is an insidious state which manifests itself in various different ways such as a reduction in alertness, reaction time and impairment in making a judgement which may negatively affect our work performance. 

For those working as cabin crew, tiredness and jet lag comes with the job.

There are ways to help reduce tiredness and fatigue.  It is important to improve your body well-being both physically AND mentally so that you will be able to cope with flying across time zones and working irregular hours.


Watch the video on Tips to Stop Feeling Tired in the Afternoon by WaystoGrow

Maintain Optimum Weight

Being overweight or underweight are the two most common causes of feeling tired all the time.

If you are overweight your body has to work harder and if you are underweight your body doesn’t have enough energy to burn and it has to work overtime to keep you going.

Eat Healthy Foods

It is important to eat a balanced diet to prevent tiredness.  A balanced diet includes plenty of fresh, preferably raw fruits and vegetables or unprocessed grains low-fat or skim milk and small amounts of lean meat, fish and chicken. 

Diets that contain too few carbohydrates or too much fat are not healthy. Low-calorie diets do not provide sufficient energy to keep your body going while excessive eating makes you sleepy.

Maintain Good Sleep Habits

If you are suffering from insomnia or not sleeping well, you will wake up feeling tired.  Do also read our health article on Healthy Sleep Tips to learn how to achieve better sleep. 

You can also learn relaxation or meditation techniques which can help you recharge.

Be Active and Get Up and About

People who do not get regular exercise in the fresh air are more prone to tiredness than those that work out in a gym, walk, run, swim or play sport at least 2-3 times a week. 

You will also find that you get better sleep quality and feel more refreshed when you exercise regularly.

Poor Emotional State

People who regularly feel bored, depressed, anxious, resentful or stressed are more likely to feel tired and lack of energy.  It is important to feel positive about your job and have a meaning or goal in life. 

If you are progressing in your career and have great work colleagues, you will feel always energized.


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