Shop Safely this Season Using Chiropractic Tips

By Brandi Swieter 

Holiday shopping is dreaded by many; nevertheless, it's a task that needs to get done before the holiday parties arrive. Shopping can put a huge toll on the body. This is especially true for those who aren't used to the task or those who spend hours in their day getting it all done in one stretch. Some chiropractic tips will help shoppers get the chore completed safely and pain-free. 

Avoid Carrying Too Many Bags

Some shoppers head to several different stores to get all their gifts purchased. The mall is a common site for holiday shoppers to visit due to the abundance of storefronts located in a central station. This may seem beneficial, but the problem arises when people are left carrying bags upon bags as they move from one store to the next. It's important to avoid carrying too much because it can put unnecessary strain on the back and body. Shoppers should instead make a few purchases and then take a break by putting the items in the car before gathering more. 

Stretch Properly Before and After

Stretching is recommended before all activities, and that includes shopping. It is also encouraged afterward in an effort to cool down and help the body recuperate. Proper stretching before and after shopping can ensure people are ready to take on the task and can recover quickly after. The body should be flexible and limber so it does not become easily pained or injured after hours spent shopping. 

Wear the Right Shoes

Looking good in high heels while out on a shopping trip should never be the concern. These kinds of shoes are bad for the back and legs under the best circumstances and can make the trip to the mall for shopping more painful. It's important to wear the right shoes that offer comfort and stability for a pain-free experience. 

Get Regular Chiropractic Care

The holidays are a particularly stressful time of year. More money is being spent while less money is often earned due to scheduled days off and no overtime. There is lots to do and little time to get it done. All of this and more creates a tense season that makes it even more necessary than usual for people to seek out chiropractic care. Regular visits to the chiropractor during the holidays can help to ease the feelings of tension and stress and help people get through it without as much pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. It will make shopping and other holiday tasks easier to manage. 

Visit The Joint Chiropractic at one of their more than 425 locations as a way to unwind this holiday season. Whether you have shopping to do or simply need to de-stress, a doctor of chiropractic can help you find relief. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peoria, Ariz.

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