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7 Simple Exercises For Frequent Flyers

04/27/2015 04:39 EDT | Updated 04/27/2015 04:59 EDT
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We all know sitting all day is bad for your health, but sitting through a long flight might be even worse.

Between the cramped seats in economy class, delays you may face while checking in, picking up bags and of course passing through customs, the golden era of air travel is long gone. But just because you aren't sitting in first-class doesn't mean you can't be comfortable.

In the infographic below travel experts Thomas Cook share tips that will help travellers feel more at ease in-flight. From meal suggestions to outfit ideas to stretches you can do in your seat, the infographic has pre-boarding and in-air advice.

Working out while on a plane might sound a little embarrassing, but everyone should do it. According to the Centers for Disease Control, long-distance travel puts individuals at risk of developing fatal blood clots. The U.S. government organization suggests moving legs frequently to improve blood flow in the legs.

And you don't have to be on a plane to reap the benefits of these basic body movements — they work just as well for those who spend their days sitting at a desk too.


Your Flying Health and Fitness Guide


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