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Use common sense tips to stay healthy while flying

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, 11:48 a.m.
A few simple steps, like staying hydrated and washing hands frequently, can keep you healthy when you fly.
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A few simple steps, like staying hydrated and washing hands frequently, can keep you healthy when you fly.

You're waiting in a crowded airport to get on a crowded airplane. How do you improve your chances of making it to your destination without catching this year's dreaded flu or some other pesky bug?

Here are a few tips from

• Hydrate before you fly, and during the flight.

• Eat a healthy meal beforehand, or bring your own food.

• Use restrooms with caution, and ALWAYS wash your hands.

• Wear glasses instead of contacts and don't rub your eyes.

• Bring your own pillow and blanket.

• Stay out of the bar!

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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