BRIDGING THE GAP
RESEARCH and PRACTICALITY
Recovery from traveling
Driving long distances can be particularly hard on the body. Sitting long hours, often in one position, and then doing it days on end can lead to tight hamstrings and hip flexors - all too often resulting in back problems.
For anyone going on a long trip it is best for your body to take a little more time and stop regularly getting out to walk around and to stretch out the muscles which are shortened due to the drive.
Drinking plenty of water and eating as "healthy" as permitted by roadside restaurants is essential. Even stropping an hour or two early to allow for a walk and sightseeing.
These simply activities can make a big difference to the body during and after traveling.
Written by Dr. Sternlicht for www.jeffshealthclub.com on 4.08.06