It’s been three hours since you last moved. Your various body parts have ganged up and are about to pay you back for the abuse your latest bout of travel has heaped upon them.
It’s time to quash that rebellion before it begins.
The aches, tiredness and general achy feelings that most of us experience on longer flights is often as much to do with blood flow as it is with jet-lag.
Here are 5 exercises you can do to improve your blood-flow and have a much better chance of making it to your hotel room without cramping up, bursting into tears or punching anyone.
1. Go for a walk
Even on the new jetliners, space is offered at a premium. A normal walk isn’t going to be able to help you much.
We can renovate our walking and get our blood flowing by deliberately lifting our knees high with each step (be gentle, kicking other passengers is a great way to meet airline security).
I wouldn’t recommend walking ten miles like this, but in the cramped conditions it will force extra blood flow through your posterior and give your whole body a wake up. Try to lift your knees to waist height with each step. Read more...