How To Travel Easier

1. These stretches are not designed to be medical advice. First consult a medical professional to ensure you don’t have an issue that requires medical attention.

2. If any of the postures cause pain, stop doing it and move on to the next one.

1. Follow the posture tips to be able to stand longer. If any posture, stretch or exercise causes discomfort, skip that stretch for now and reintroduce it later. 

2. If you are having any foot, ankle, leg, knee or hip pains, then return to the Relief Stretchesfirst. 

3. Once the tension or pain is gone, use the daily warm-up exercises to stay feeling young and active.

1. Practice These Postures

HOW: SIT IN A CHAIR WITH YOUR BUTTOCKS AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE. NOW ROLL UP A TOWEL AND PLACE BETWEEN YOUR SHOULDER BLADES. RELAX IN THIS POSITION.



HOW: SIT YOUR BUTTOCKS AS FAR BACK IN YOUR SEAT AS POSSIBLE, ALLOWING YOUR TAILBONE TO POINT OUTWARD. DO NOT SIT ON YOUR TAILBONE. YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR BELLY JETS OUTWARD SLIGHTLY. NOW RATCHET EACH SHOULDER UP AND BACKWARD. THEN RELAX YOU HEAD OVER YOUR SHOULDERS. PULL YOUR CHAIR UP TO YOUR DESK.

2. Perform These Exercises During Travel

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HOW: OBVIOUSLY, IF YOUR ARE DRIVING, YOU CAN DO THIS IN A SEAT. HOLD ON TO THE STEERING WHEEL. IF YOUR ARE FLYING AND CAN STAND, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS EXERCISE. HOLD ONTO CHAIR AS YOU RAISE YOUR HEELS OFF THE GROUND USING THREE ANGLES. FIRST, TOES POINT FORWARD. THEN TOES POINT INWARD. THEN POINT TOES OUTWARD.

HOW: LIFT KNEES TOGETHER OFF THE FLOOR TO TAP THE TOES ON THE GROUND. *THIS IS NOT RAISING THE HEELS UP WHILE TOES REMAIN ON THE GROUND. ACTUALLY FOCUS ON USING YOUR MUSCLES TO LIFT YOUR KNEES UP A FEW INCHES.

HOW: CIRCLE FOOT CLOCKWISE. THEN CIRCLE FOOT COUNTERCLOCKWISE. KEEP KNEE STILL SO MOVEMENT COMES FROM ANKLE. REPEAT ON OTHER LEG. THEN FLEX FOOT UP AND DOWN.

HOW: EVENLY SQUEEZE THE KNEES TOGETHER, THEN RELEASE. KEEP FEET PARALLEL TO EACH OTHER AND DON’T LET STOMACH OR UPPER BACK PARTICIPATE.

HOW: EVENLY SQUEEZE THE SHOULDER BLADES TOGETHER, THEN RELEASE.Toggle Content

HOW: PRESS HEEL INTO THE GROUND USING THREE ANGLES TO ACTIVELY RELAX THE BACK OF LEG MUSCLES. FIRST, TOE POINTS UPWARD. THEN TOE POINTS OUTWARD 45 DEGREES. THEN POINT TOE INWARD 45 DEGREES.

HOW: CLASP ARMS BEHIND BACK TO EMPHASIZE GOOD POSTURE. LOOK UP AND SQUEEZE KNEES. *IF YOU ARE DRIVING, ONLY DO THIS WITH ONE ARM AND DO NOT LOOK UP.

3. Be Aware Of This

REMOVE YOUR WALLET OR ANYTHING THAT WILL WEDGE YOUR PELVIS IN AN AWKWARD POSITION.

SLOUCHING INVOLVES SITTING ON YOUR TAILBONE, WHICH PUTS TREMENDOUS STRESS ON YOUR LOWER BACK AND CUTS DOWN OXYGEN FLOW.  INSTEAD, SIT AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE IN YOUR SEAT. 

BREATH WITH YOUR BELLY RISING AND LOWERING. ALSO, PERFORM FOOT MOVEMENTS TO PUMP BLOOD AND OXYGEN FOR MORE COMFORTABLE TRAVELS.