Sitting on a long flight for hours can lead to posture imbalances, joint stiffness, muscle tightness and pain. In this short video, Pete Egoscue, Posture Correction Specialist and founder of The Egoscue Method, shows you some simples exercises to rebalance your body and help make long flights more comfortable and pain free.
I personally like to get up at least every one to two hours and walk a little bit around the plane. This gives your body a little bit of variety and helps reduce that feeling of stiffness you can often get.
Another key principle to remember is you can’t really change the airplane seat, but you can change the body you bring to the airplane seat.
What does this mean?
Well, if you posture is strong and sound, you’ll cope alright with a long flight, but if you have lots of posture imbalances and compensations within your body, the flight might affect you more.
So how do we work on this?
Ameet Bhakta BSc. DipHE