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Fitness Friday: How to keep jet lag from ruining your next golf trip

March 13, 2015

NASA scientists estimate that for every time zone you cross in your travels, you need an equal number of days in your new location to recover from jet lag. Think how that affects Californians going to Ireland for a dream golf vacation. The last thing you want to do is spend half your trip in a sleep-deprived fog. Dr. Ara Suppiah, who works with PGA Tour players Henrik Stenson Justin Rose, Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter and Hunter Mahan, gave us tips for minimizing jet lag's impact.


get in sync with the new time zone. Sleep normally.


the body of acidity and germs.

Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf Digest.

(Illustrations by Todd Detwiler)