Traveling and Blood Circulation:
What really happens when you sit
When traveling long distances — whether by plane, car, bus, or train — blood circulation in your legs is restricted by limited movement. These cramped conditions over long periods can cause leg pain, swelling (edema), lower-body fatigue, or even blood clots. If blood clots progress, they can cause life-threatening conditions.
No one wants to think about health setbacks when traveling for business or pleasure. Still, we encourage everyone to be aware and take preventive steps. TravelSana® products prevent and ease lower body discomforts while traveling.
Simple ways how to improve
your blood circulation while travelling
If you travel frequently or are traveling for more than four hours, follow these tips:
- Choose an aisle seat to make moving around easier and walk every two hours.
- Move your toes, feet and ankles every 15 to 30 minutes. Don’t forget to exercise your calves. Extend your legs straight out and flex your ankles (pulling your toes toward you).
- Give yourself as much leg room as possible and avoid placing weight on your lap.
- Do not cross your legs or tuck them under the seat.
- Stay well hydrated. Limit your intake of alcohol and coffee.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
- Do not sleep for long periods and avoid taking pills that make you drowsy, as these keep you from changing position and moving around.
- Take TravelSana® Long-Haul and Daily dietary supplements to prevent and ease lower limb discomfort while travelling.