Winter holidays are full of hustle and bustle, shopping, decorating cooking, and celebrations. The holiday season is a time of giving and sharing, great merriment and fun.
The following few easy chiropractor tips can help put you on your way to a healthier and happier holiday season.
1. Shop early
Shopping early has many advantages. Early shopping can reduce your stress levels and the amount of time you spend waiting in lines. If you find yourself waiting in long lines, try to ease the stress on your back by practicing correct standing posture.
2. Online shopping
Many people now do a majority of their shopping online. This helps reduce the stress of standing in long lines. Yet online shopping can create another type of stress on your body if you aren’t careful.
3. Don’t Use hand basket, Only Use a cart
Chiropractors recommend a push-cart for your shopping activities. This will help reduce the amount of stress on your neck, back, and shoulders. If you must use a hand basket, the best way to carry the basket is to hold it by the handle with both hands, centered close to your torso. Avoid carrying it on one side or hanging it on your wrist.
4. Manage stress – it’s really okay to say no
Part of what creates a lot of holiday stress for many people is the abundance of parties and get-togethers that take place and the need to feel like you should attend every one of them. If you don’t have the time to attend an event, it’s really okay to decline the invitation and give your best wishes. Make room during your holiday season to laugh, smile, and enjoy your friends and family.