Inflight Exercises – 7 exercises to do on a flight
Do you experience neck or back discomfort after a long duration of sitting in the
plane? Here are 7 simple exercises for you to make your flight more comfortable.
|1. Neck movements|
In sitting, bring your head backward and forward with chin tuck in. Then bend your head
|2. Shoulder rolls|
In sitting, roll your shoulders backward 10 times and repeat it in forward direction.
Sitting upright, reach the right arm across the body. Slowly turn the trunk and head as far to the
|4. Ankle pumps|
In sitting, move your ankles up and down. Repeat it for 30 times.
|5. Heel and toe raises|
In standing, first stand on the ball of your feet and tiptoe. When returning to neutral, shift your
|6. Back Arch|
In standing, place your hands on your pelvis and slowly bend your back backward. Repeat 10 times.
Getting out of the seat for frequent walks will help to prevent dangerous blood clots (deep vein thrombosis). Some of the exercises may not be suitable if you have history of neck or back pain. Hence, please consult your physician or physiotherapist for advice.
Enjoy your flight!