Tips for nice and comfortable flight

FIT TO FLY

In today’s article I will give you some useful advices for more comfortable flight and will recommend a few handy exercises which will help you to stay in top form – both during long flights and after that! You must perform each move with steady, even breathing.

1. Let’s start up with the feet
Place your heels on the floor and stretch your toes upwards. Keeping your your toes on the floor, raise your heels upwards. Repeat 10 times.

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2. Ankles
Rotate your foot – first in one direction and then the other. Repeat 15 times.

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3. Knees
Raise your legs, tensing the muscles in your thighs. Repeat 30 times.
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4. Shoulders
With your hands on your thighs, rotate your shoulders in a circular motion. Repeat 5 times.

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5. Legs
Bend forward slightly. Wrap your hands around one knee and raise it to your chest. Hold for 15seconds. Repeat with the other knee. Do it 10 times with each leg.

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6. Back and arms
Place both feet flat to the floor and hold your stomach in. Bend forward, moving your hands down your legs. Repeat 15 times.

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Fear of flying? Relax…

  • Statistics show that flying is much safer than many situations in daily lives
  • Try to relax – take a deep breath through your nose, hold for three seconds before exhaling slowly
  • The crew in control of the plane is highly trained and experienced
  • Aircrafts are maintained and designed to withstand various forms of turbulenceDuring the flight…
  • Drink plenty of water and not too much coffee, tea or alcohol
  • Removing your shoes may provide you with more comfort
  • Avoid sitting with your legs crossed as this restricts circulations
  • Ear pain? Pinch your nose shut, close your mouth and swallow or blow out against your closed mouth. Alternatively, chew some gum. People develop ear pain when descending to land. It is caused by unequal pressures that develop on either side of the eardrum as the plane descends. Gently blowing against a closed nose and mouth will usually push air into the middle ear, equalise the pressure and ease the pain. You can also try with nasal sprays before the descent
  • Simulate your circulation by walking around the cabin and stretching
    Reducing jet lag…
  • Begin adjusting your body clock to the time zone of your destination the night before departure by going to bed earlier or later
  • Don’t consume too much coffee or alcohol the night before you leave
  • At your destination , take light exercise such as a short walk
  • Spend at least 30minutes in daylight

For more useful tips click here: Tips for nice and comfortable flight

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