Holiday vacations can be tons of fun and a great way to destress after a long year, but rarely is the journey the best part of your trip. Oftentimes our long flights and road trips leave us with aching necks and uncomfortably tight muscles.
The problem with sitting for extended periods of time is that eventually our bodies become fatigued and start to slouch, causing the spine to lose its natural curve and become rounded. If we fall asleep on an airplane or in a bus, our necks start to slump down into our chest or on our shoulders. The added stress put on the body in that situation eventually cramps the muscles, causing back problems and neck pain.
Here are a few recommendations for managing and avoiding your travel-related aches and pains so you can enjoy a pain-free holiday vacation.