How to Travel Safely and Comfortably
Spending hours in a car, plane, or train can be very exciting. After all, it means a fun vacation is coming up! But, the experience of traveling can be anything but fun. You're often cramped, bored, and potentially very uncomfortable. Not only can traveling be a pain, but it can also be dangerous. Sitting for too long can cause serious health issues. If you've got a trip coming up or are just daydreaming about vacation, here is how to travel safely and comfortably.
Get Up and Move
When you sit for long periods, your body can struggle to pump blood from your legs to your heart. When blood pools in your legs, it can cause swelling and blood clots. These blood clots can be dangerous – even deadly – if they travel up to your lungs. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening by getting up and walking around every hour. If you're on a plane or train, take a stroll down the aisle, use the bathroom, or visit a friend on the flight. If you're traveling by car, you can go longer, about two hours, between stops to walk around.
Stretch Your Legs
In addition to getting up and walking, you can stretch your calf and feet muscles to keep blood flowing. This can help you feel less sore and stiff when you get up and walk around. You can pedal your feet, point and flex your feet, spread your toes, roll your ankles, and if you're able, pull your knee towards your chest so that your foot is resting on the seat.
Even if you get up and move around and stretch your muscles, there's a good chance you'll feel sore and stiff, especially if you've been on a long trip. Sinsinpas patches can help ease these muscles with both cold and heat therapy. The patches are small enough to throw in your carry on, and you can even apply them before you begin traveling! Use them on your shoulders, back, arms, and legs. The heated pads can improve blood circulation too!
Traveling can be stressful, so being armed with the knowledge to make your trip more pleasant is essential! Follow these tips to keep from feeling sore and stiff and take a break from the monotony of travel. It will help your travel time go by more quickly, and you'll be able to enjoy your destination while feeling great!
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