How To Keep Travel From Wrecking Your Body

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    It goes without saying that modern methods of travel—planes, trains, and automobiles—are a hell of a lot better than ye olde horse and buggy days, but convenience has a cost. Many hours of remaining sedentary exact a serious tax on your body. While nothing you do can make a long trip a zero-impact affair, there are some things you can do to mitigate the stresses you put on your physique.

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    To figure out how to keep from falling apart in transit, we reached out to Alicia Shay, a coach at the Run S.M.A.R.T. Project, who, in addition to her athletic accomplishments (Two-time NCAA 10,000m champion, USA Olympic Trials 10,000m 4th place finisher, etc.) has a background in Human Biology and Nutrition. The athletes she trains travel the world and are subjected to extremely long flights, often not long before a competition, when they need to be in peak form.

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