Whenever we feel tired, we find relief from sitting down. Sitting provides us comfort but doing this for extended periods of time is unhealthy.
Not that summer is here, expect that you’ll take several road trips where you need to sit for hours. Long travels may cause fatigue and exhaustion because of inactivity. It can cause lower back pain, cut off circulation to the legs and feet, slow one’s metabolism, and compromise the posture of the shoulders, back, and spine. Constant vibrations can cause muscles to contract and hold harder, thus tiring out a driver or passenger.
These things happen when you have vitamin B deficiency. To avoid any of these road trip nerve glitch, here are some tips that can help make your journey glitch-free:
Stretch your back. On breaks, stand tall and circle your shoulders back five times. Then reach arms overhead and arch back slightly. Repeat once or twice if needed.
Stay hydrated. Hydration will keep your mind sharp and concentrated while reducing fatigue and sluggishness. Regular drinking will promote rest stops for stretching and “relief.”
Uncramp your legs. Stand with feet staggered in a lunge, left knee bent in front and right leg straight behind so that your heel touches the ground. With hands on hips (or holding on to something for balance), clench the right side of your gluteal muscles. Hold for 30 seconds, then switch legs and repeat.
Relax your shoulders. Keeping your chin parallel to the ground, slowly draw your head back as far as you can. You might feel a stretch along your upper spine and shoulders. Repeat six times.
Flex your feet. Trips longer than 4 hours increase your risk of deep vein thrombosis, a clot that forms, usually in the lower leg or thigh. Stopping to walk around helps. Passengers in the car should do ankle rolls and alternate flexing and pointing their feet one at a time every half hour or so.
BONUS: Wear compression socks and hose to help promote blood flood to the legs and feet.
B vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. Make sure you are well-equipped with essential B-vitamins before you embark on a journey.
Long drives are fun, regardless of who you will be with. Don’t let nerve glitch get in the way. Make sure your body is prepared for the important task of being a pilot to your amazing getaway with your friends, family, and loved ones.