Regardless of how we travel, when traveling we spend a lot of time sitting. If we are traveling by plane, we may also spend a lot of time standing in line. Refer to the link above “Standing/sitting at work” in order to understand the effect that this has on our legs. Travel can also be stressful. If we miss our flight, we will have to spend even more time standing and sitting! Leg elevation is a great way to relieve the aching pain associated with standing and sitting too much when we travel. It is also a great way to relax.
Visit the Leg Elevation Classroom to learn why standing and sitting cause our legs to ache.