Stretch from Your Seat
Little movements count, especially during sedentary travel. “I may not be able to always make it to the gym and get a cardio workout but there’s always time to focus on flexibility and balance,” says Hoyt Harper, senior vice president of Sheraton hotels. “[On the plane], I do dips, lunges and quad stretches in the aisle.” If aisle stretching sounds a little…er...embarrassing, use small movements to relieve travel tension, from your seat. Bend your knees to hip height, hold for 2 seconds, and lower. Place your palm on your forehead and push back as you flex your neck forward. Repeat. Stretch your Achilles tendons and calf muscles by extending your legs as far as you can under the seat in front of you for several seconds. Flex your feet upward. Repeat.