Healthy Airports

BOS_KIOSK with Walking tips

You can certainly spend you airport dwell time sitting in one place, eating junk food and being stressed out. But, as I detail in a story for the new Basil Health newsletter, you have better options.

According to the 2014 Airport Food Review from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, 75 percent of airport restaurants now offer healthy meals. There are also plenty of ways to stay active inside most airports.


San Francisco International Airport, which opened the first airport yoga room in Terminal 2 back in 2012 and has been joined by Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, by Vermont’s Burlington International Airport and a few others.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the many airports with great art and a marked walking path and, along with Atlanta and Philadelphia airports, home to a branch of Minute Suites (in Terminal D) offering daybeds for napping or relaxing and workstations for connected leisure or working.

And Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), which offers a full-service medical clinic (flu shots, anyone?), an aviation-themed children’s play area and an indoor, aeroponic garden.

For more healthy airports, with art, good food, music, work-out options and more, see my story on Basil Health and sign up for their newsletter, where I hope to have more stories about how to stay healthy in airports.