The truth is that people were not made to sit in a chair for a long time while experiencing heavy and exciting moments.
A famous female racing driver, motoring journalist and TV presenter shares some few tips on how to stay fit and be pain-free, having small percentage of damage to our body.
According to her, there are negative effects if you’re sitting/driving in hours such as:
- lot of body stress
- pain and stiffness in neck, shoulders and back
- eye strain which can lead to a headache and swelling in the lower legs
But then, in spite that she’s experiencing these pains, she has solution for these (you can also use kratom for treating pain). There are some simple exercises that she’s also applying to herself which include:
- leg stretches
- calf stretches
- waist twists
- back arches
- ankle rolls
- shoulder rolls
- neck rolls
- eye rolls
Furthermore, the exercises for ankle, leg and calf are very helpful for circulation and eliminate stiffness. They are very easy to do! In fact, you can even use your car in doing these exercises for support. Leaning on the door for the ankle rolls, foot stretches using the front bumper, or your calf by placing your toes on one of the tires.
However, there are exercises which require your carefulness. She suggests to do back arches. To start, stand 2 to 3 feet away from your car, with your back leaned to it. Then, lift both arms above your head and bend backwards towards the car until you feel the stretch in both your back as well as your shoulders. You’re supposed to do this pose for eight seconds, after that, release your pose.
Endurance racing is quite more demanding than your average vacation road trip, but the stress on your back or limbs can be just as bad, especially since you’re not a fully-trained professional. A perfect way of overcoming driving pains is stretching, which, if left uncontrolled, might cause major injuries.