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Podcast 239 – The Best Exercises To Do After Long Periods Of Sitting


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It’s travel season and that means long car rides and/or plane rides for many people. Sitting for long periods of time can be taxing on the body not just physically but mentally and emotionally. Sitting in a small seat on a plane for hours on end or riding in a long car ride can create stress on muscles, joints and blood flow circulation. It’s important to know how to counteract this stress with regular exercise and especially after you have been sitting for an extended period of time.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Some of the common activities that require us to sit for long periods of time like traveling or “indoors” related activities like working at a desk or watching TV.

2). The effects that sitting for long periods of time have on your body physically, mentally and emotionally.

3). How small movements with your legs and ankles while seated can drastically help your bodies circulation muscle fatigue.

4). Why it’s important to pay attention to your body if you’re driving a car for long periods of time and how to counteract the effects of fatigue and tiredness.

5). Some upper body movements you can do that also help with better circulation and fatigue.


We hope the tips and information in this episode help you stay healthy during travel or after any long period of sitting. Making sure you take the steps necessary to rejuvenate your body during a stressful period is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body active everyday. To try some of the exercises mentioned in the episode visit this workout “Helpful Stretches You Can Do on an Airplane”.

Team Meredith