84 lime October - December 2008 save on your travel! for a full overview of our special promotions, keep visiting WWW. LIAT. COM LIMELIAT Fly healthy... y Be rested Get a good night's sleep before you travel, eat a light meal and do some gentle exercise( s) before leaving. y DRES COMFORTABLY Wear cool, loose- fitting clothing and shoes that are not too restrictive. y KEEP IT HANDY Pack essentials in your carry- on bag for quick, easy access. Don't forget medication, your glasses or contact lens case, and a toothbrush! For clarity on what can be carried on board, turn to page 86. y HYDRATE The low cabin humidity in planes can cause dry eyes, nose and throat, especially on longer journeys. Drink plenty of water and fruit juice and keep alcohol, tea and coffee to a minimum as these can lead to dehydration. If possible, remove contact lenses and apply skin moisturiser and lip balm. y UNDER PRESURE? If your ears feel blocked during take- off and landing, ease pressure by sucking a sweet, yawning or swallowing. y KEEP MOVING! Keep your circulation going by standing up and walking in the aisle where possible – and repeat some of our recommended exercises at regular intervals. y EAT RIGHT Eat a light, well- balanced meal before you travel, avoiding excessive salt, sugar and dairy products. Try to steer clear of fizzy drinks and gaseous food. Eating and drinking in excess ( except water!) or consuming the wrong type of food can lead to indigestion and uncomfortable bloating. y STAY FOCUSED If you are prone to motion sickness during take-off, landing or in the event of turbulence, focus on a fixed object. Follow our top tips to help you reach your destination feeling fresh EXERCISE! Keep your circulation going with these easy in- seat exercises: y Shoulder rotation Raise your shoulders up and rotate back to front. Repeat several times in each direction. y FINGER/ TOE STRETCH Clench fingers inward towards palms, then stretch outwards. Repeat several times and do the same with your toes. y ANKLE rotation Lift one foot off the floor, keeping your leg stationary. Move it in small circular motions in each direction. Repeat with other foot. y FOOT FLEX With heels on the floor, lift your toes upward as far as possible, hold for several seconds, then relax and repeat several times. y HEL LIFT Lift one heel as high as possible while keeping toes on the floor, then relax heel to the floor. Repeat while alternating right and left heels. y NECK ROLL Bring chin to chest, then slowly rotate head clockwise several times. Repeat in other direction.
October - December 2008 lime 85 As you travel around our beautiful region, try a new activity to lift your spirits and boost your stamina. KITESURFING Developed by adrenalin fiends on the beaches of Hawaii and France, kitesurfing is now one of our fastest growing extreme sports. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be absolutely crazy about this action sport! y WHAT IS IT? Kitesurfing is a mixture of paragliding, wakeboarding, surfing and windsurfing, and appeals to a large target group. All you need is a board that is not even two metres long and weighs between 2 to 5 kilos, a kite that folds up to rucksack size, a control bar and kite lines. y WHERE? Cabarete Bay in the Dominican Republic hosts the world championships because of great wind conditions, but kitesurfing is literally taking off all over the Caribbean, with St Lucia and Puerto Rico proving popular. y GOOD FOR? Kitesurfing offers a whole body workout. While you are learning, the core muscles, leg and upper body strength come into play. y ANY DANGERS? Gusts of air can lift you high in the air, so choosing the right wind conditions is crucial. y HOW? It's best to start with some tuition until your confidence grows. There are a number of companies across the Caribbean who offer courses and kitesurfing tours. Try www. caribbeankitesurf. com / www. stluciakiteboarding. com as a starting point. Kitesurfing is now one of our fastest growing extreme sports HEALTHY LIFESTYLE