Thursday, June 16, 2016

Healthy Habits: Avoiding the Aches and Pain of Plane Travel

Summertime means vacation season. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, people across the country will spend hours upon hours traveling by plane. And while the destinations may be comfortable and relaxing, that time sitting sedentary in a small seat leads to leg cramps, aches and pains.
Fitness expert Carmel Baronoff, who is the host of an upcoming new PBS program called
Living Well With Carmel (, has a few simple exercises you can do to prevent your flight from cramping your vacation travel. These exercises focus on your core strength tool, your abs.
#1: Stand on Fists
While sitting in your seat, make fists with your hands and place them next to you, close to your knees. Push your weight forward, and then pull yourself up. Your feet are off the ground and your butt is off the seat. Hold this position for 20 seconds.
#2: Leg Lifts
Still in the sitting position, pull your knees up and then down without touching your feet to the floor of the plane. Repeat 6 times. You should feel this exercise in your middle abdomen region.
#3: Circles
Similar to the exercise above, while in the sitting position, lift your knees and rotate them in circles without your feet touching the floor. Repeat at least 6 times in clock and counter clock-wise directions.
For more Living Well tips, visit Carmel’s Facebook page:
About Living Well With Carmel
Living Well With Carmel will debut on June 25th at 12:30 p.m. on WPBT, Channel 2.
The weekly, 30-minute, health and fitness series stars chef and fitness expert, Carmel Baronoff. The show is dedicated to the premise that growing older today means new opportunities to live the life of our dreams.

Carmel, who dubs herself as the “Health Coach” for baby boomers, shows audiences that with healthy eating, continued activity and mental clarity, being 50 and older can become the best time in our lives. She is the cheerleader and guide for living well in during your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond with the promise of achieving new meaning and satisfaction for decades.

Carmel, the hottest Grandmother in America, will show Baby Boomers that you are never too old to climb new mountains and pursue things you’ve always wanted; from writing a book, to learning a musical instrument, to painting and sculpting, even trying a new career like acting. To learn more visit:

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