04/23/2014 06:05 pm ET Updated Jun 23, 2014

Pre-Travel Prep: 5 Healthy Ways to Kick Off a Long Flight

This past month I found myself jet setting through airports in New York City, Aruba, Panama, and Colombia. With Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco on the horizon and my travel schedule getting busier as the year goes on, I learned a long time ago that in order to stay healthy and well on the road, I needed to create a pre-travel routine to ward off sickness and help reduce the effects of jet lag. Time and time again I am grateful this routine has kept me functioning at full capacity no matter which time zone I find myself in. Next time you're set to travel across time zones, try incorporating these five tips into your pre-travel prep and feel the difference they can make.

Pre-Travel Prep: 5 Healthy Ways to Kick off a Long Flight