torture because of the leg cramps they suffer during their flight
especially if it is a long one. This can actually ruin your flight and
makes you very uncomfortable. Jumia Travel shares ways to prevent leg
cramps during a long flight if you were to experience it.
encourage regular blood flow. Part of the problem of sitting for a long
time is that gravity encourages blood to pull in your feet and ankles.
Without fresh blood being delivered to your legs, they become swollen
and painful. Moving your feet and legs about prevents the blood from
collecting in this way.
flat shoes. You will get through security quickly than your high-heeled
wearing companions while loose-fitting clothes do not restrict blood
However, trying to ease your discomfort by crossing your legs or curling
up in your seat is not always the best plan. This has the same effect
as wearing tight clothing. Blood flow is restricted, encouraging fluid
to build up in your legs, rather than circulate towards your heart.
flight, but you can usually choose where you’ll be seated. Book an aisle
seat instead of a window seat, as it will allow you to periodically
stretch your legs without disturbing the person next to you.
energy and relieve your leg’s restlessness later on. If you don’t have
the time for a workout in the busy pre-flight hours, try to stay active
right up to the moments before boarding. Walk, stand, stretch, and
browse the airport shops to keep your legs busy.
during the flight, even if you don’t have that coveted aisle seat.