It’s always a good idea to add in some movement when flying to improve circulation, avoid the downfalls of sedentary behavior, prevent blood clots, and show up on the other end refreshed and ready to go. Here are some easy movements to add into your flight routine:
- The point and flex: Simply, point your toes and then flex them. Hold each point and each flex for 3 seconds. Continue for 1 minute.
- Shoulder rolls: These are pretty self-explanatory! Start rolling forward for 30 seconds and then reverse for 30 seconds.
- Neck roll: Roll your neck in one direction for 30 seconds, and then in another direction for another 30 seconds.
- Ankle rolls: Roll your ankles one at a time and then roll both at the same time in each direction. Keep rolling each time for 30 seconds.
- Arm cross: Pull one arm across the body and hold it in place with your other arm. Then, switch arms. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and be weary of your neighbor!
- Stand up and walk around: When permitted, stand up to get your blood flowing each hour. Walk down the aisle and back to your seat.
Feel free to repeat these exercises on the hour – we wish you healthy and safe travels!