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28 April 2011 12:37
Tips issued to holidaymakers to avoid back problems caused by long-haul travelling
The British Chiropractic Association has issued a helpful set of tips to holidaymakers to avoid back problems caused by long-haul travelling.
This comes after travel agencies reported a huge increase in demand for breaks abroad, thanks to Easter, the Royal Wedding and May Day Bank holidays.
Travellers who follow the advice will be less likely to make a medical
travel insurance claim than those who do not.
Research commissioned by the association showed that 51% of Britons suffer back pain, while nearly seven in 10 (68%) have experienced back problems at some point in their lives.
Some 30% of people suffer back pain because of travelling by planes, trains or car, while 36% experience stiffness.
It is calling on people to perform shoulder shrugs and buttock clenches to avoid stiffness while travelling.
Travellers should also try to stand up and move around every 20-40 minutes or at least stretch, while they are also advised to drink plenty of water and not alcohol while flying, in order to prevent dehydration.
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