Health tips for FIFO workers

Flying in and out for work can take a toll on both your physical and mental health. From disrupting sleep cycles to putting strain on relationships to preventing you from finding time for self-care, the FIFO way of life can be tough.

Here are ten simple tips to help prevent fatigue and maintain good mental health.

  1. Make sleep a priority. 
  2. Drink more water than you think you need.
  3. Avoid foods and beverages that are high in sugar.
  4. Avoid alcohol the day before you fly to maintain hydration.
  5. Commit to meditating for at least 10 minutes a day.
  6. Don’t let exercise fall by the wayside.
  7. Journal about your experience and feelings.
  8. Leave notes for your family to open each day.
  9. If you’re a parent, snap some photos of where you work so your kids have a visual of where you are and what you’re doing.
  10. When you’re off – truly try to “be off.”

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