Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Taking a long flight this Christmas? Stretch your legs

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Flying or driving long distances this holiday season? Many of you are, and some are even heading a long-haul trips that can not only leave you uncomfortable, but can put your health at risk too if you develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT.) So what can you do you make your travels more comfortable? Here are some tips:
  • Wear loose clothing and avoid tight socks or leggings
  • Extend your feet as much as possible to increase your circulation
  • If you're driving, stop every two hours and get out of the car. If you're flying, stand up at least as often and change your position whenever possible.
  • Drink lots of water. This will keep your blood flowing and it will keep you moving -- to the bathroom!
My travel tip? Do yoga before and after the journey -- you'll feel much better.

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