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14 July 2009

Fit to fly?

If you're a jet setter, you'll be well aware of the aches and pains that accompany long hours of sitting in a plane. Movement and simple exercises can help prevent the discomfort.

If you're a jet setter, you'll be well aware of the aches and pains that accompany long hours of sitting in a plane. However, movement and simple exercises can help prevent the discomfort and may thwart more serious problems, like deep-vein thrombosis.

Take action: Walk up and down the aisle every hour or so during the flight to work your leg muscles and ease back strain. Also do some heel raises, toe lifts, ankle circles, overhead stretches, back twists, curl downs and toe-heel walking. These exercises will ensure that your leg muscles don't contract and will help prevent fluid buildup in the legs.

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