Exercise on the Plane
Long flights can wreak havoc on older bones and joints, especially if you have poor circulation and a tendency for blood clots to form. To combat this, make sure that you get up and move around some during the flight to get the blood flowing to all the right places. While direct flights are certainly the way to go for shorter routes, a connecting flight and short layover on a long flight can be a good thing for retirees -- just make sure you have plenty of time to get to the connecting flight. If you do have a short layover, take the opportunity to walk around the airport and refresh your body.