On long airplane flights, improve circulation using simple in-flight exercises. Stretch the leg, shoulder and neck muscles using in-flight exercises with expert tips from a fitness instructor in this free video series.
Flying overseas is an exciting experience, but for those who make the long trip frequently, it can be a real pain. Sitting in a tiny airplane seat for more than 10 hours can get to anyone. However, it's not just the long and uncomfortable trip that lies ahead. Some people are at risk for deep vein thrombosis, especially smokers, diabetics and people overweight. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot deep within the body. On a long airplane flight, lack of exercise or stretching can cause DVT. This condition can be extremely dangerous if the symptoms are not recognized. Thankfully, with some simple in-flight exercises and stretches, the risks of DVT can be avoided.
In this free video series, learn how to do some simple in-flight exercises. Our expert, David Collier, demonstrates how to keep circulation moving in the body. Learn how to do some basic squats for the legs and calves. Also, stretch out the chest, neck and shoulders. Get some simple tips for moving around an airplane. So, before going on that long flight, learn to prevent DVT and fatigue with in-flight exercises.
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