FIT FLYING

August 5, 2015

Air travel may be fast and convenient, but for many of us, it can be uncomfortable and restrictive due to cramped cabins and sardine-like seating. The following tips can help you make the most of your next airplane trip by helping you stay flexible and fit while you fly.

– DEEP BREATHING is an instant-relaxer and can be done anywhere at any time. Try taking 4-5 deep, cleansing breaths several times during your flight.

– RELAX YOUR SHOULDERS by bending forward slightly, hands on knees and “rolling” your shoulders in a circular motion 5 or 6 times. Repeat the “roll” in the opposite direction, then finish up by “shrugging” your shoulders up and down 5 times.

– RELAX YOUR BACK by reaching overhead, holding elbows, and bending side to side. Repeat 5 times in each direction.

– STRETCH YOUR LEGS by alternately lifting your knees toward your chest and bringing your body toward your knee to the count of eight.

– RELEASE YOUR FEET by “drawing” the alphabet with one foot then the other.

Once you land, an easy way to acclimate your body to the environment and a new time zone is to get some exercise. Go for a run, swim, or check out the gym. Getting oxygen really flowing in your body will help you adjust more quickly to the new time zone, and get your ready for the day ahead!

Happpy Travels All!

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