|Subject: Re: airplane travel- health risk|
Hi, Annabelle and Bill in Ontario and Ziners, I always
advocate at least doing foot exercises if you're going to be
sitting for a long time on a plane. A simple one was taught
to me by my doctor -- Using your big toe, "write" the
alphabet in cursive while your foot is slightly lifted from
the floor. Do it with each foot. It's a great circulation
exercise. I usually don't get up too often, as I always
request a window seat, and I don't like to disturb people
sitting next to me unless I have to use the toilet. I also
wear compression stockings. I was given a great pair at the
hospital in Paris last year.
Another health hazard to flying is coming down with a virus that's floating around in the re-circulated air. I normally take Airborne when flying.
I sure wish there was a better way to get around other than on airplanes!
Diana San Diego, California