Got Shopping on the Mind? Leave Back Pain at Home

By Virginia Laird

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, so to is the most popular shopping day of the year. If you are preparing a Black Friday shopping trip, you know firsthand that this day will be long and can lead to much pain. There are a few tips chiropractors would have you adhere to in an effort to prevent back pain. These tips include:

  • Get enough sleep before you go shopping
  • Avoid carrying a heavy purse
  • Make a trip to your chiropractor

Get Enough Sleep Before You Go Shopping

If you are planning to make the most of Black Friday shopping, it is necessary to heed the advice of health and wellness experts. While the shopping trip can be exciting it can be wearing on the body if you are not fully prepared. These experts advise that getting plenty of sleep prior to hitting the shopping center is best for the body and the brain. Health and wellness professionals admit that the average adult should get at least 6 hours of sleep each night. However, during the holidays, when you have already been burning the midnight oil, it can be wise to get a little bit more sleep. Before you hit the shopping centers on Black Friday, make sure to get plenty of sleep.

Avoid Carrying a Heavy Purse

As you stroll through your favorite stores on what may be your biggest shopping trip of the year, health and wellness experts suggest you should leave the heavy purse at home. Many remind patrons that this shopping trip has little to do with fashion and more to do with convenience. For this reason it is recommended that you should use a fanny pack or a smaller purse to carry only the essentials. Toting around a heavy purse while shopping and exhausted is a recipe for back pain. Make sure you plan ahead and lighten your load so you can enjoy your lengthy day and night of shopping.

Make a Trip to Your Chiropractor

For many, a trip to the chiropractor is something that happens only upon necessity. However, research suggests that routine chiropractic care can prevent pain rather than waiting for the pain to show up. If you are one who seems to be on your feet all the time, or plan to do heavy Black Friday shopping, it may be time to begin preventing your back pain before it takes hold of your body. As you begin preparing yourself for your huge shopping trip, make some time to drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to begin your routine chiropractic care. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one conveniently located near you. And with no appointment necessary you are certain to be seen when you need it most. You may want to consider dropping by at lunch on your big shopping day for a quick pick-me-up. Happy shopping!

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

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