Baking and Back Pain: How to Make It Work

By Virginia Laird

With the holidays forging a path straight for your home, there is no doubt that you are beginning to plan all of your holiday baking. With your traditional recipes ready to be dusted off, now is the time to begin considering how you can get your holiday cooking done without struggling with back pain. Chiropractors have offered a wide array of tips to help you avoid such pain, including: 

  • Make your posture a priority
  • Take breaks as needed
  • Wear shoes that offer support

Make Your Posture a Priority 

Posture is always, and should always be a priority. Without a doubt, it is a struggle to maintain. With millions readily admitting that proper posture can be an uncomfortable reality, it is still what is best for those who prefer to skip out on back pain. Chiropractors say that those who take notice, and carefully protect their posture, can reduce their occurrences of discomfort. These chiropractors say that as you notice the use of improper posture, you should take the time to stretch and correct it before continuing your task at hand. 

Take Breaks as Needed

As you spend time in the kitchen, you are sure to be on your feet for extended amounts of time. With that in mind, it is necessary that you consider how to make time to get off of your feet to give your back a break. Chiropractors say that as you put your goodies in the oven, this is a built-in break. During this time, get off of your feet. This allows the back to relax and release any tension that may have built while you were cooking. Start taking the time to do this right away and start enjoying your time in the kitchen with less back pain. 

Wear Shoes that Offer Support

Although you may be an advocate of no shoes in the house, wearing comfy shoes is best as you bake. Baking for the holidays can prove to require much more time on your feet than just baking dinner. Rather than allowing this time to cause a great deal of pain, chiropractors say this is a time to break your rule of no shoes in the house and wear comfy ones in the kitchen. Start today giving this tip a try to help avoid such pain as you put your holiday recipes to work.  

For those who cannot seem to find complete relief from back pain, routine chiropractic care can be helpful. For immediate help getting your back pain under control, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood to get started on your personalized pain prevention plan. With more than 475 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary getting your routine care started is as simple as stopping by at your earliest convenience. 

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

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