When I was younger, I used to drive my parents crazy (like most kids) with the "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" litany. But as I've gotten older, I've learned the value in stopping along the way - not just to take in the interesting sites but also to stay alert and in shape.
Here are a few tips for staying in peak condition during those long road trips:
Stop at least every 2 hours for a minimum of 15 minutes. Now, 15 minutes is more than just a quick run to the rest room. Make sure you take the time to get out of the car, walk around, stretch, breathe deeply. If you have a pedometer or fitness tracker, use this time to get more steps! If there's nowhere to walk around, do some jumping jacks or running on the spot to wake up your muscles. You want to feel energized for the next leg of your trip.