Everyone loves a holiday, but who doesn’t start a holiday feeling a little exhausted? However when that cabin door closes, slumping into your seat and ordering a few drinks and eating your way through the trip may not be the best solution for getting off a flight feeling raring to go. Slumping for hours can make your back and neck ache; not moving and drinking too much alcohol can really slow down your circulation.
The secret to a great flight is really just thinking a little more about what you are doing with your body when you are travelling. So here are some simple common sense tips to have you arriving at your holiday feeling great.
Think about how you are sitting. You don’t have to sit beautifully all the time, you just have to straighten up regularly and take the load off your spine. If you sit like a banana for 24 hours, don’t be surprised if your back doesn’t want to straighten up when it is time to get off.
Try these simple sitting tips:
Use your travelling time to keep your muscles moving. Try and do a little workout for a few minutes every half an hour you are awake.
Stand and Move
Take advantage of every opportunity to move.
Lift, don’t Lug
There is nothing worse than finally getting on holiday and then ending up with a bad back from lugging heavy suitcases off carousels.
The main things to remember are:
So that’s it, put a little more thought into your travelling and you may find yourself at the front of those baggage queues feeling fresher and with more energy than when you started the trip.
For further information on travel tips, you can make enquiries to a SSP Physiotherapist on 9583 5248 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org