Summer holidays are upon us! For many of us, that means it is the time of the year to visit friends and families across the globe, or jetting off on a plane to a well-deserved holiday destination.
As much as we love getting away, quite often a long flight can cause us aches and pains, and more than a little discomfort. The environment and conditions on the plane itself can cause some physiological changes in the body, and can get especially obvious on long-haul flights.
Below are some of the common symptoms you might experience, and some suggestions on what you can do to keep them at bay, and arrive at your holiday destination refreshed and ready to go!
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY ON A LONG-HAUL FLIGHT?
FOLLOW THESE TIPS FOR A COMFORTABLE JOURNEY
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dipti Mistry is a UK trained Sports Therapist and an APPI-trained Pilates Instructor. She specialises in sports injuries, from assessment to full rehabilitation while incorporating the Pilates principles into her programs. She believes in the importance of encouraging energy-efficient movement patterns and postural/body awareness which reduces the risk of further injuries.
Through Pilates she has developed a deeper understanding of chronic over-use problems and postural/muscular imbalances that are often related to lower back pain, shoulder, and neck issues. As well as clinical practice, she has also worked alongside professional and amateur teams in football, field hockey, rugby, tennis, and athletics in London and Singapore.