Travel Tips to Beat Swollen Feet

On my recent long flights, my feet and ankles got super swollen, despite walking around the plane and stretching (whilst other passengers mistook me for waiting in line for the bathroom, um no, I'm just stretching thanks!)

With another 8 hour flight ahead of me, of course I used my layover time to find a quiet spot at the airport to do my stretches. 

Here are my top 3 go to feet, toes and ankles stretches and mobilisations: 

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  1. Kneeling with your toes tucked under and gradually shifting more body weight on top of the feet. Feel free to keep your hands on the floor and lean forward more if your toes aren't loving it. 
  2. Also kneeling, but toes untucked. You can lift one knee up at a time to stretch the tops of your feet too. 
  3. Interlace your fingers with your toes and move it around in all directions to get everything moving.

I'll share what I do to relieve sitting-related back pain next time too. Do you have any hot tips to help make travel (or sitting in general) less uncomfortable?