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Your Flying Health & Fitness Guide [Infographic]

Posted in: Expat Hacks

flying health guideLong flights can take their toll.

And it isn’t just the high price of your tickets. Or the in-flight gas. (You know what I’m talking about.)

Long flights are hard on your body.

Staying Healthy on Long Flights

On our return trip to Canada last month, we left Quito at 11:50pm (Wednesday) and finally cleared Canadian Customs at 1:30am (Friday). This was just travel time – we had been awake all day Wednesday before our flight and it was around 3am Friday before we actually got to bed at the hotel in Halifax. That’s roughly 43 hours between pillows…

This kind of travel can kick the stuffing out of even the most hardened traveler.

To help with your next flight, we are sharing a guide to healthy travel. There are tips for both before and during your flight.

Your Flying Health & Fitness Guide [Infographic]

In this infographic, you’ll read four pre-flight tips and learn how to keep the blood flowing with these seven easy in-flight exercises.

flying health fitness guide

Image source: Thomas Cook

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Your Turn

Have a tip? How do you travel safe and healthy? Please share it below!

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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands). Work with GringosAbroad.

4 comments… add one
  • Natalie May 22, 2015, 3:17 pm

    Hola Amigos; Thanks for your very imperative flight exercise info…off topic question for you…Todays Cuenca Highlife Update report on THE IRS WAR ON AMERICAN EXPATS…Did that have any effect on your decision to leave Ecuador? Please update us with your concerns on this topic of concern. Thanks, Natalie

    • Bryan Haines May 23, 2015, 2:26 pm

      No, this wasn’t a concern to us. I am not familiar with the US law for expats. We are Canadians and their policies don’t penalize expats and travelers.

  • Howard Perry May 12, 2015, 8:06 pm

    Seats next to Emergency exits have more legroom but less width as arms are fixed. I try to walk around or stand up as much as possible but obviously not everyone can do it in the confined space of economy class. I make flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne, which is 13-15 hours non-stop.

  • Judith May 12, 2015, 11:38 am

    If possible, ask for seats in the bulkhead (some airlines have a plus program where one pays a bit extra for preferred seating) where one can enjoy long leg stretches against the bulkhead.

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