Hours of travel often mean lengthy spans of sitting, which can trigger blood clots to form. To prevent this, it’s important to get your blood flowing before and during a long flight. Try the inchworm exercise to activate your core muscles, and stretch your back and hamstrings. Watch the video as fitness expert Lauren Williams demonstrates this dynamic, full-body stretch that you can do in your hotel room before the flight.
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Start with your feet hip-width apart. Hinge forward, reaching for your toes. From there, walk your body into a plank. Once you're there, drop your hips down and look up. Move back up, walking your hands back to your feet. Stand up. Repeat.