November 15, 2018 by Jason C
This year's holidays are fast approaching. For many, that means cold temperatures and traveling to visit with family and loved ones while spending hours smooshed in a tight airplane or car seat. If you have ever gone on a plane or long car ride and taken your shoes off and found it difficult to put them back on, here are some tips to make things easier.
1. Take A Walk
Getting up and walking around every hour or two can help circulation and help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If you're driving, walk around when you stop for gas, to eat, or even just for a snack.
2. Wear Comfortable Clothing
Tight clothes can impede circulation, and that is what you don't want. Wearing looser clothes for the journey will help.
3. Stay Hydrated
You can easily become dehydrated on a plane and not know it. Skip the booze and stick with water or something similar. This will help your circulation and overall health.
4. Do Stretches
You should be able to flex your legs and arms while in your seat, even if you can't fully get up and move around. Feel free to do this as often as you like.
5. Consider Compression Stockings
If you are at risk for vein issues, compression stockings can aid in preventing DVTs while traveling. Compression stockings prevent leg swelling and allow blood to flow properly through your legs.
In conclusion, the journey is often worth it for the destination. Keep these tips in mind as you travel and stay safe.
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