I find that exercise is the best thing to help me recover from jet lag, and increase my circulation after sitting on the plane. On my first morning waking up in Vienna, Austria, after some simple stretches, I did this quick workout in my hotel room. Try it at home to strengthen the hamstrings, and slim the inner and outer thighs!
Starting position: Start with heels in, toes out. Lift the heels as high as you can, then walk the feet together until heels are hugging together. Abs in, hips over feet, shoulders over hips.
1. Bend the knees, come down, and then straighten the legs to come up – 15x reps.
2. Stay halfway down for pulses (up an inch, down an inch) – 15 seconds.
3. Start halfway down, and rise over the course of 3 counts – 15x reps.
4. In halfway position, lean back, reach the knee caps to the floor, and press the knees out – pulsing for 15 sec. 5. Try the same thing, but pulse the knees in for inner thighs!
Try adding the first exercise between each of the other variations!