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For long trips, it is recommended to take a break every two hours for 5-10 minutes. During the break, the car should be left to recharge oxygen and perform relaxation and stretching exercises.
It is recommended to avoid fatty and hard to digest food, since hardly any calories are burned when driving and the food is otherwise difficult to stomach. A balanced, light diet is therefore a good idea for long journeys. A mix of fruit, vegetables, salad or sandwiches provides the necessary energy and promotes concentration during stressful car journeys.
If you suffer from slight tension in your shoulders, the following exercises will help you: stand up straight, your feet shoulder-wide apart. Now move your right arm around your neck and press lightly against your right elbow with your left hand. Hold this position for 10 seconds, switch sides and hold for another 10 seconds. Then extend your right arm upwards and bring it from above behind your right shoulder blade, exert light pressure on your right elbow with your left hand. Hold again for 10 seconds, then switch sides again. Repeat both exercises three times.
If your neck aches after a certain time on the road, try the following exercise. Stand upright and lead your chin to your chest. Hold this position for 10 seconds then slowly lift your head up and look into the sky. Hold also this position for 10 seconds. Repeat the whole exercise three times.
Especially the back is heavily stressed during long rides. Thereby gymnastic exercises can provide relief. To do so, support yourself with your hands on the hood of your car and make a hollow back. Then slowly change into a cat hump and repeat this movement three times.