Are you leaving on a jet plane this summer?
Which type of traveler are you: the kind who walks up and down the aisles every so often? Or the type who stays seated, strapped to your seat the whole flight?
If you’re the latter, let’s just say that prolonged seating can be bad for your health. It even gets worse when your seat is wedged in between other travelers so you tend to stay put in your seat so as not to bother them with your crossing back and forth.
Whether it is a short trip or a long haul, it is important to keep your blood circulating. Long hours of seating, especially when leg room is very limited and you cannot move around in your chair, can make you feel more tired and fatigued. Studies have shown that long-haul flights can cause tight muscles, blood clots, leg swelling, stiff joints, etc.
Some yoga stretches and exercises can keep you limber during and after a flight.
Tara Stiles did a video on Airplane Yoga which you can do while just in your seat.
Here’s another one by Roni Porter:
And here are some articles I found that may also help you with other exercises:
Enjoy your flight!