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Tips for the Travelling Passenger

As is usual for many of us in the summer we usually end up spending some time sitting as passengers during our travels. Whether it’s in the car off to the cottage, road trips or via plane. Common issues we hear most about associated with long travels are the aches and pains we experience with prolonged sitting. As is the case for some that sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. Our bodies don’t respond well to such prolonged times sitting. Moving around helps increase the blood flow to our muscles and joints as well as maintain our joints natural lubrication.

 

Here are some tips and exercises to help ease those ages and pains when you are about on your travels as a passenger this summer:

  1. Aim to get up and walk around every 30-60 minutes
  2. Keep your legs moving on the spot by doing some marching and heel raises
  3. Slide your heels back and forth
  4. Pump your ankles by pointing your toes up and down
  5. Curl and extend your toes
  6. Keep your back from stiffening up by tilting your pelvis forwards and backwards.
  7. Avoid neck stiffness by turning your head side to side looking over each shoulder and bringing your ear to your shoulder on both sides.
  8. Roll your shoulders forwards and backwards
  9. Make a fist and extend your fingers
  10. Bend and extend your elbows

 

Basically, keep your muscles and joints moving every 30 minutes!

 

Please remember those exercises may not be appropriate for everyone. Consult your health care practitioner with any issues or concerns before doing any exercises.

 

By: Nelly Temraz P.T.

 

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