- More people take long drives these days for official purpose or leisure trips
- Poor posture while driving may result in back pain or other health issues
- Get adequate sleep before your drive
- Check for the weather condition
- Take a break at regular intervals on long journeys
People, these days, choose long drives for leisure trips or official purposes. With the increasing number of young riders be it, bike or car, it is important to stay healthy during such long hours of driving on roads.
Driving a car would be more stressful than riding a bike. Meanwhile, long hours of bike riding involve a lot of risks. While some travels due to their interest, for some it would be their livelihood and for some, it can be official business trips.
A major trouble involved in long hours of driving is definitely the prolonged sitting posture. In addition, focusing on the road, meal timings and coping up with the climatic condition also come in the middle of the journey.
As someone once said, ‘The great affair is to move,’ while traveling the important matter is ‘to move.’ Frequent moves or exercises can make you feel better during the long journeys, and it helps stay fit.
Health factors to be considered while traveling:
- Make yourself comfortable
Even if you are sitting aside, without driving, it is essential to feel comfortable during the entire journey. Sitting postures of the driver and the co-travelers should be made free of any stress, and too many people in a vehicle will spoil the whole mood of the journey.
- Plan short halts in between
It is advisable to stop driving and take some quick movements or simple workouts to feel refreshed and relaxed. Tea-time or breaks for using restrooms can also be used for such purposes.
- Ensure adequate sleep at night
Night drives are a bit risky as it takes away the sleeping time. If you feel sleepy in between the driving, take a break, park the car on the roadside and take a power nap. You will feel better if there are options to have a tea or coffee.
- Store proper medications especially for children
- Keep a schedule of the trip
Try to know the features of the place you are going to visit. Understand the climatic condition, infrastructure, etc. of the place along with different cuisines of the region. If it is an official trip, make sure you chart your appointments and stick to it.