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A Moving Suggestion

January 18, 1998

In his letter (Dec. 28), Gerald L. Parsons implied that his long "economy class" flight from Hong Kong was the cause of his bout with phlebitis. The cause was as Parsons, himself, stated: "I was exhausted and slept in my seat for the total flight."

On a typical "economy class" flight to Melbourne, Australia, via Auckland, New Zealand, I periodically and often exercised my legs while sitting.

Upon making a tip-toeing movement, or motion, while sitting, one's feet, knees and hips get exercised and one's blood circulation to the lower extremities is improved. I also took walks around the passenger cabin.

A light meal for such a flight is better than overloading one's body with too much food, which also affects one's blood circulation.

JIM HULGAN

Banning

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