Whichever mode of transport you choose to travel by, you’re likely to be sitting for the majority of your journey.
Everyone can feel discomfort in their joints and muscles when they’re sitting still for long periods of time, but there are a few things you can do to make your trip more comfortable. These include:
- Booking a seat with extra leg room, if it’s available
- Upgrading to business class, if possible
You may be able to request this from your employer for work travel due to having a disabling health condition. To learn more about the Access to Work scheme, you can explore the Access to Work scheme in detail.
- Planning your journey to allow for breaks along the way, where you can move around and stretch your legs
- Bringing along anything that will help you feel more comfortable, like a travel pillow and blanket
While on the move, it’s always a good idea to try and change position as often as you can to avoid stiffness. You could also combat discomfort by doing some simple stretching exercises during your journey.