Sky High: Exercises To Do When You Fly
If you’re one of the lucky jet-setters, you would know that long-haul flights can become quite uncomfortable and often distressing when you’re sitting for hours on end. Sitting upright and inactive for several hours can cause blood vessels to become compressed making it harder for blood to reach the heart, and this can result in swollen hands, legs and feet (ouch!). Also, poor circulation can lead to a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot and if left untreated, can be fatal.
Wearing compression socks have said to help reduce the risk of DVT's from developing, but David Gradwell, professor of Aerospace Medicine told news.com.au that there is no evidence to suggest that wearing them whilst flying can help. So whether you wear the long socks or not, there are few simple exercises you should be doing every time you fly. Let's go!