Chair exercises are probably one of the least threatening forms of exercises you can do.They are also one of the cheapest because you need a chair and you can fancy it up with resistance bands. Something is always better than nothing. These exercises are good for older people to get started and for those who don’t think they like exercise. Something is better than nothing. There are plenty of these chair exercises on YouTube and so you can pick the routines you like and learn some of the moves. Great for those people who are stuck all day sitting at their desk to complete work. 5 minutes of chair exercises and they will feel like they are in better shape already. All that sitting is hard on the body and a few well thought out exercises will keep the body in condition. Chair exercises are especially good for core strength. They are also good for working on leg exercises.You can use the rubber resistance bands and what a difference they can make. Such a simple exercise aid and yet they make such a difference to developing muscle tone and adding resistance training to the exercises. Chair exercises are less intrusive on your time, too. If you are time poor they are a good way to keep in shape without feeling guilty because you don’t have time for a gym, basketball teams or walking.
I have been back to flying around a bit this year (no, I haven’t had the broomstick out!) and it has reminded me that I do actually do my best to stay healthy as I travel around. Luckily no long haul flights are involved because they are very wearing and you do have to pay careful attention to your health as you prepare for the long haul. For me, resting enough before had is important. Not always possible because I get quite excited about flying! I love the adrenalin rush on the runway.So rest. Rest before and then I try to make sure I have a chance to rest and recuperate after the flight . I build in some down time. I make sure I am hydrated and drink plenty of water at the airport and then have a drink on the plane. After I swear by pineapple juice. The first thing after getting off the plane is to locate my pineapple juice. It seems to combat the headiness. As for clothing I do the layering because some flights are too warm and some are too cold so layering works for me. I don’t lug great heavy bags onto the plane either. I pack my stuff and my on board bag just has personal bits and pieces, something to read , my phone and my MP3 player. I invariably snooze on the plane because I often don’t sleep well the night before a trip. Lastly, I remember my leg exercises and ,no matter how squashed in I am, I at least twirl my feet and move my legs as much as I can.
has some really good information on flying, so if you are up, up and away, don’t forget your travel health!