Health Tip: Airplane Exercise

Counter the effects of economy class syndrome

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(HealthDayNews) -- With airlines reigning in their budgets, more leg room for travelers is unlikely to be on a company's agenda soon, despite all the talk about economy class syndrome.

So to keep your blood flowing, especially during long airplane flights, the American Physical Therapy Association recommends you:

  • Take a walk down the aisle every hour or so.
  • Do in-seat exercises every half-hour, such as heel lifts, toe lifts and ankle rotations. Repeat each movement 10 times.


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