Try a Workout While Boarding the Plane

Flying is a flat-out drag, and certainly not inspiration for fitness.  But find it here in these fun tips for toning while traveling.

During Check-in and Boarding

Leg lifts to the side: You can do these while you’re standing in line to check in. (3 sets of 12 on each leg)

Stand up: Don’t sit down until you’re actually at your seat. Remember, you’re going to be sitting for hours, so don’t do until you have to! Instead take a walk around the terminal. There could be some good tax free shopping to be done if you’re going abroad.

On the Plane

Side twists: Tighten your abdominal muscles and sit up straight. Put your right arm on your left thigh and lift your left leg up, then twist and do the same with the opposite arm and leg. Do 10 on each side.

Double Knee lifts: Put your knees together than lift them up and down. Just touch your toes to the floor don’t let your abdominal muscles relax.

Crossover Knee lifts: Cross your right leg over your left knee. Lift your left leg up and down. For more of a challenge do the pulses up and down while never letting your foot touch the floor. Don’t forget to do the other side, too.

You can do these exercises at least once per hour. They should be unobtrusive enough that you won’t look like a freak and shouldn’t bother the person next to you!

Baggage Claim

Take three deep breaths while you’re waiting for your luggage. (Better than holding your breath hoping it arrives. Plus, you’ll be more relaxed in case it doesn’t show up!)

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