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Les Voyages: 5 Ways to Make Traveling Easier on Your Body
Posted By Katy Santiago Bowman On October 22, 2009 @ 6:26 pm In Health & Wellness | No Comments
I’m back from my vacation, and what an adventure it was.
And in addition to being great, I found it completely amazing how physically exhausting a vacation can be (tour bus pick-up at 6:30 a.m., plane rides, bus rides, and scary car episodes with a French taxi driver who insisted on taking all the Corsican island curves — which, did I mention, are only one lane — at 100 kilometers an hour by looking BACK at me so that I could confirm that yes, the island was beautiful, and yes, I was completely relaxed … just not right at that moment).
So, I guess I’m back from my “vacation.”
Countries visited: two (Italy, France)
Servings of gelato: 10 (pistachio, strawberry, nutella, lemon, hazelnut, pistachio, hazelnut, hazelnut, tiramisu, hazelnut)
Best, oh-so-Italian graffiti (written in English): “I like myself.” (I’m not kidding. That’s what it said, written on the cement tunnel wall, leaving the Rome airport train station.)
Times I’ve said, “You know in Rome, they (do it, think it, say it, drink it, etc.) like this …” in the last four days: 1,352
So we all know that vacation  is great. But what keeps many folks from traveling often (besides the job, the family and the money) is how physically taxing the whole thing can be on your body!
I’ve put together a few tips to lighten the proverbial load of travel.
If you tend to be stiff in the neck and shoulders , racing through the airport, carrying excessive weight and sleeping in an uncomfortable plane seat can make it worse — and who wants to start their time off on an anti-inflammatory?
Flying is very dehydrating, and the constant vibration can tax the muscular and nervous system.
Good luck on your next travel adventure .
You know, in Rome people take a minimum of four to six weeks of vacation per year. I’m just sayin’.
View original post at Katysays.com . This excerpt republished with permission. Check out Katy’s Restorative Exercise  kits she created with Gaiam, including how-to DVDs with corrective, functional exercises to improve your spinal alignment .
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URLs in this post:
 vacation: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/StayFit-Family-Vacations-Good-for-You-and-the-Planet.html
 stiff in the neck and shoulders: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/3-Quick-Ways-to-Unkink-Your-Back-without-Leaving-Your-Desk.html
 out of alignment: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Restorative-Exercises-for-Spinal-Alignment.html
 helps me sleep: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/GoodNightsSleep.html
 next travel adventure: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Eco-Travel-Transportation.html
 Katysays.com: http://katysays.com/2009/10/22/les-voyages/
 Restorative Exercise: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Perfecting-Your-Posture-to-Relieve-Chronic-Pain.html
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