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Spend Time in the Kitchen Sans Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

With the holidays rapidly approaching many are spending a plethora of time in the kitchen. During this time many report struggling with lower back pain. Chiropractors say that those who spend a great deal of time on their feet are more likely to invite back pain. These same chiropractors have offered a slew of tips to help prevent such pain from taking over your life. A few of these tips include:

  • Wear comfy shoes 
  • Use proper posture 
  • Get off your feet between batches

Wear Comfy Shoes 

Wearing comfy shoes while cooking is imperative. Although many may be tempted to cook without any footwear, it is necessary to give yourself the support and cushion you need to be on your feet for such a period of time. Chiropractors say that wearing house shoes with good cushion and support, or tennis shoes with the same, can be beneficial in preventing back pain from taking over your life. It is suggested that you check your shoes before you start cooking in your kitchen today.

Use Proper Posture

Another tip that chiropractors often suggest to those who spend a great deal of time in the kitchen is to use proper posture. Correct posture is necessary no matter what task you may be accomplishing. However, in the kitchen it is even more of a priority. It is suggested that when you find yourself using incorrect posture that you pause, stretch, and correct said posture. Those who spend a great deal of time in the kitchen cooking up all the holiday goodies may need to focus on using correct posture more than just in the kitchen to make it a habit. Start today doing all you can to improve your posture and reduce your chances of developing back pain.

Get Off Your Feet Between Batches

Because holiday baking can require you to spend a great deal of time on your feet, chiropractors say that you should make it a priority to get off of your feet when you put things in the oven. This can allow you to take a break every 15 to 20 minutes or longer. Getting off your feet allows your back a rest and allows the body to free itself of tension that can build while spending time on your feet. As you spend time in the kitchen making up all your goodies to share, make sure that you plan ahead of time for time spent off your feet.

If you are one of the many who struggle with incredible back pain, it is time to consider routine chiropractic care. When you are ready to begin your routine care, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your care can begin when you are ready to drop by. 

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

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