When summer arrives, most of us load our families on a car or plane to travel to pleasant places. Although the reasons for vacation travel are enjoyable, frequent travel to a place of rest means being in a difficult situation for a long time. You are ready to rest, only to find out that you are feeling tired, aching and tired.
Symptoms range from irritating to severe
The initial stress of traveling frequently leads to real pain and muscle spasms. Although less common, the result can even be in the form of severe blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), sometimes called "traveler's thrombosis". According to a 2003 study in New Zealand, people who are immobile, as well as those who fly for 4 hours or more, are three times more at risk for limb congestion than those who do not travel. DVT occurs when a blood mix is formed in one of the deep veins, most notably the foot. Occurrence of congestion can sometimes lead to hospitalization and can be fatal. If the obstruction is obstructed (as an "embolus"), it travels up the lungs and remains unprocessed, then the risk of injury or loss of life is increased.
Another study by the University of Leiden in the Netherlands found that one in every 4,500 travelers developed DVT within 8 weeks of traveling. The risk of DVT increases with longer duration and frequency of obesity, obesity, genetic predispositions for blood levels, and those who receive hormone therapy or take birth control pills.
Fortunately, the simple stretches and exercises you can do while traveling help to compensate for the physical consequences of inactivity. If your vacation plans include air travel, there are a number of ways to stay more comfortable and healthier during and after your flight. When you hear the ringtone of your phone and "move freely in the cabin," consider that statement a green light to turn around and stretch. For longer flights it is advisable to stop and move every 30 to 45 minutes. Even going to the toilet allows you to move around rather than staying in position.
Seven basic stretches to help you travel better by air
• Raise your legs one by one and make circular movements with each button, making sure they move both clockwise and counterclockwise. If you want to have fun, point your fingers at forming letters, words and sentences that touch your ankle muscles.
• Extend your leg and place a luggage belt or belt on the sole of your shoe. While holding both ends, pull the belt towards you, extending your leg. This action extends your hamstring (knee and thigh tendon). Repeat with the other foot.
• If you find you are standing to use the bathroom, bend over and touch the canal as close to your finger as you can – another great lift for your hips.
• Put your two hands in the bathroom with one foot against the wall as long as the space allows. Lunge ahead: This movement effectively lifts your calves. (As an alternative calf lift: Stand on the wall, keeping the heel on the ground and lean forward).
• Stand on one leg in the hallway, bend your knee to the back of your heel and hold it for 15 seconds. Secure your balance by sitting in a chair or wall when possible. Change your legs and repeat. This works great for thigh and quadriceps muscles.
• By not holding the head of your chair on the scarf, lock your hands to one side of the head and bend your head sideways, moving your ear to the other shoulder. Hold this position. Repeat, starting from the other side.
• Also in your seat. Take your right hand and touch the left shoulder on the back. Take your left hand and place it in your right hand corner and pull. Turn off the sides after 15 seconds. Great for your triceps.
Additional Travel Travel Tips
If one is available, place a blanket or pillow behind the top and bottom curves. This position allows your head to rest on the seat and push your shoulders forward, while stimulating both the natural curves of your neck and lower back, reducing the likelihood of pain and stiffness. Drink plenty of water as it is easy to dehydrate indoors at high altitude.
Stretching during flights and on long trips helps increase energy, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching also reduces the risk of pain, muscle spasms, risk of DVT, and fatigue. When traveling, just use the simple tricks described to make sure you work both sides of your body. Repeat each stretch for 15 seconds, repeating the entire series several times per hour. After all, your trip is more than just a distance. It includes keeping your destination and home safe and sound.
If you experience back pain and pain more than a day or two after the trip, then chiropractic techniques and possibly curative therapeutic massage may help restore your overloaded muscles to full pain-free function and prepare you for your next adventure. : If you experience deep pain in the legs or calf, consult your doctor immediately.