Flying to new places can be a great experience. With countries opening up, new flight services and airports are being built at a never before pace, giving people access to all corners of the globe. Some of these places were inaccessible to a majority of the population till only a few years ago. Today more and more people are choosing to travel out of their comfort zones and into newer experiences and places to delve into new cultures, natural splendors, lifestyles, fashion, etc.
The nature of holidays being taken is also changing. Many vacationers are choosing eco-friendly holidays over wasteful splurges that satisfy their own selfish wants while costing the environment for their extravaganza. This can be attributed to the increased intensity of discussions dealing with the effects of human impact on our planet. As more and more people are gaining awareness, healthier lifestyles and attitudes seeking care for the environment are gaining momentum.
But the more we travel to the far reaches of the world, the more time we spend in-flight. And unless you have the luxury of travelling business class or chartering your own plane, it can be quite uncomfortable. Firstly, the food is not always the tastiest. It’s one thing to savour great healthy and vegan recipes at home or even your destination, but another to expect the same in a flight! Well, we can’t help you with the food, but we can tell you how to not totally cramp up during the long flights.
Cramped airline seating is not going away anywhere soon. But even in this confined space you can pull off some leg lifts to help ease the tension on muscles. Simply bring your feet together and then raise and lower them without touching the floor. Perform this act about 8 times for a single set. It’s great for your abs and doesn’t take too much energy.
Stand on your fists
In this one you will be literally raising yourself up from the seat. Just make two fists with your hands and place them next to your closed knees. Now lean forward and try to pull yourself up till both your feet and butt is off the seat. Stay in this position for about twenty seconds.
This one’s a variation of the earlier exercise. You place your hands on the armrests of your seat in a manner that ensures your elbows are pointing back instead of outwards. Now, you simply lift yourself off your seat with the strength of your hands. 8 times in a set. Soon exercising like this might just be the only entertainment you have, with airlines looking at doing away with the seat back screens!
There are a variety of other exercises you can indulge in while flying. The best part is that you can even conjure up some of your own. Whatever you do you should just remember to do something since sitting about for long periods of time in a cramped-up space is not a good thing for your body.