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Exercises to do in seat on long flight.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Exercises to do in seat on long flight.

boeing.com/commercial/…seatedexercises.html

After my last long flight, half the time that Hawaii will be, my legs were swollen and itchy. I searched until I found some good information, and printed these to put in my travel folder. Don't want to deal with any emergencies after a wonderful trip.

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Thanks, I needed that.

Perth, Australia
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Also get some flight socks if you can. They are great to stop swelling and also supposed to help prevent DVT.

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In the past, I have found the following exercise to be quite helpful.

Periodically, lean forward in your seat, and with the right hand, reach backward and remove your wallet. Then, using the left hand, remove your credit card. Again with the left hand, flag down a flight attendant and order an adult beverage.

Then, use either arm in a somewhat aerobic fashion to repeatedly raise said adult beverage to your lips. Use the other arm to repeatedly pop pretzels or peanuts into your mouth.

Repeat as needed for relief of discomfort.

Tee Hee!!

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Good one Alan & Roberta! :)

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That was priceless!!!! LOL

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What are flight socks and where do you buy them?

Perth, Australia
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The are designed specifically for wearing on planes. You can usually get them in pharmacys and some department stores sell them. They are like a pressure sock and stop your ankles etc from swelling up. We used them when we flew from Perth to Manchester and found them fantastic. Scholl is a popular brand.

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Returning from Maui last year, as we were meandering back to coach we passed Richard Simmons sitting in first class.

He was quite chatty so I asked him if he exercised on the plane. He replied " certainly, I'm squeezing my butt cheeks right now".

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Eeuwww,

W-a-y too much information.....

But, can't help myself. - Was Richard wearing flight socks? Or flight underwear? To prevent his... Oh no, I just can't go there.

Time for another adult beverage!

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Ewwwww but very funny.

My parents swear by their flights socks and recommend them to everyone.