Chiropractic Advice for a Safe Move
By Brandi Goodman
Moving can be difficult to accomplish and hard on the body. You may end the move feeling fatigued, sore, and just plain sick of it. The process doesn't have to be like this, though. Consider chiropractic advice for a safe move if you want to end the experience pain-free and without many mishaps.
Work With a Partner
For starters, you should never handle a move alone. It is much smarter to work with a partner or even a group of people so the job can get done quickly. Every person will be able to chip in and get some of the workload accomplished so that it's not all left on your shoulders. Get every member of the family helping or entice a few friends to help by offering some snacks and refreshments during the process.
Use Small Boxes for Heavier Items
Heavy and bulky items should never be placed in an oversized box. A large box filled with heavy things will be nearly impossible for one person to lift and carry. It is far wiser to use small boxes for these heavier belongings. That way, only a couple of things will fit and the box will not become too massive to carry. Place pillows, blankets, and towels in large boxes and keep the small boxes for books or one appliance each.
Use Proper Posture
Using proper posture is going to be one of the best pieces of advice you can get. Slouching over your belongings as you pack will quickly cause pain to set in. Your back and shoulders will be killing you before you even lift anything to take to the moving truck. Keep your back straight and do not allow your neck to bend forward. It's also imperative that you maintain the right posture as you're lifting. This means no bending at the waist or twisting while you pick up boxes. You need to keep your back straight and bend at the knees to lift to prevent injury.
Pick the Right Footwear
The right pair of shoes will help you tremendously during your move. You don't want clunky boots that will get in your way or sandals that your sweaty feet can slip out of. A pair of tennis shoes with good shock absorption works well. These will prevent your feet from tiring quickly and help you avoid pain in your lower body.
Keep these tips in mind and you'll be able to finish your move without the abnormal discomfort. You may still feel mentally exhausted from the process, but at least your body won't be in terrible shape. You can also always head into The Joint Chiropractic for an adjustment after you're done to get any joint restrictions or subluxations adjusted and ensure a truly tension-free body.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.