Acclimating to Altitude

–RELAX: Take it easy the first day or two.
–DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS: Hydration is the key. Avoid caffeinated beverages. Drink enough water to make your urine clear.
–EAT A HIGH CARBOHYDRATE DIET: Reduce fat intake and increase complex carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, and whole grain breads.
–AVOID ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tranquilizers and sleeping pills can slow the body’s adjustment to higher elevations. Refrain from their use for the first two nights, if possible.