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4. Meditate On This

If you are busy like most Americans, this may be the first and only time you have to yourself this holiday season. So might as well do something you love. Ditch doing work and finally read that “juicy-but-has-absolutely-no-relevance-to-my-career” novel. Or slap those sound blocking earphones on and listen to a meditative podcast. Whatever you do, do you. That way when you greet your kin folk and them you are truly ready and down for whatever.

5. Skip That Serious Sweat

Tough workouts are always invited to the party…except the day or hours before a long flight. Sore muscles recover in movement therefore long periods of sitting is just foolish post challenging sweat session. However, if you must, be sure to rock some compression socks under your leggings. My friends at Zoot make a RAD pair. This will help keep blood circulation in check. Speaking of which, have you heard of deep-vein thrombosis, also known as “economy-class syndrome”? Well when you sit without moving around for long hours blood pools in your legs. This could lead to blood clots and even death. Yikes. So guard yourself pre-flight by taking a baby aspirin. Just be sure to get the green light from your doc first. Many prescriptions don’t play nice with aspirin.

6. Lap It Up During Your Layover

Once you stand up pump it up. Your legs probably forgot how to operate during that long flight, so the least you can do is show them some love by moving them around. Therefore instead of going from flight, to terminal seats and back to another flight, check out the scenery by foot instead. Just be sure to keep your sight seeing laps to only a few gates away from your own. Don’t want to mess around and miss your flight. P.S. Who knows…there just might be a “holiday hottie” a couple gates down the way.

Don’t Trip: 10 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy & Fit While Traveling  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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