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How to Improve Circulation in the Legs and Feet When Traveling

Debra Murray

One of the most difficult aspects of traveling is the time that is spent sitting in one place. Movement is next to impossible because of the limited space that is in a car or on a plane, so people are forced to shift their weight as little as possible for hours at a time. If the destination is over two hours away, this puts people at risk for developing a blood clot because of blood pooling in their legs and feet. This is especially common in those who smoke or take birth control pills. Blood clots are dangerous because they...

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Warning: Travel Can Increase Pain

Debra Murray

Today, traveling is an essential part of life whether it is for work or pleasure. While modern conveniences, such as cushioned and adjustable seats, have increased the comfort of traveling, there is still a potential risk for experiencing increased pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the risk of pain increases any time a person’s body is subjected to the pressures and forces that occur during prolonged sitting. To compound the problem, traveling also requires a person to carry heavy luggage and stand for long amounts of time. For those with an upcoming trip on their itinerary, here are the...

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