10 Easy Steps to Better Health and a Longer Flying Career

It’s never too late to make changes to prevent diseases that may end your flying career. And becoming healthier doesn’t mean you have to make major changes. Here are some tips on what you can do today to keep yourself in the air for years to come.

1. Take the stairs instead of riding the elevator.
2. ** Limit red meat and dairy products.
Consume more leafy greens.
4. Wear UV-blocking sunglasses.
5. Stop eating before you're full.
6. Walk to the grocery store or park from the far end of the parking lot.
7. Try a yoga class.
8. If you smoke, stop.
9. Drink water instead of soda.
**10. ** Actively work with something you love after retirement.

For more health tips that can keep you flying longer, check out our feature, "Fly Until You're 85."

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get the latest FLYING stories delivered directly to your inbox

Subscribe to our newsletter