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Keep Back Pain at Bay While Holiday Shopping

By Virginia Laird

How long is your gift buying list? Throughout the holidays, many find their lists to be growing longer as each day passes. The longer the list is, the more time you may need to spend shopping. Chiropractors advise that long shopping trips can be the root cause of back pain. However, these same doctors have suggested that there are some tips to follow which can help prevent such pain, including:

  • Invest in a set of wheels to help haul your finds
  • Wear comfy shoes while shopping
  • Make time to visit your chiropractor

Invest in a Set of Wheels to Help Haul Your Finds

With all the holiday shopping you have in store, you are certain to have heavy bags and lots of them to tote around the mall as you complete the checklist. Rather than allowing your finds to cause such pain, chiropractors suggest that you invest in a set of wheels to accompany you along your trip. For some this can be as simple as a stroller (even if you leave your child at home). Others may prefer to snag a basket from one of the larger stores in the mall. Still, there are plenty of other options to help you alleviate the weight of the bags from your back. Before you head to the mall to start your shopping this holiday season, make sure you include a set of wheels.

Wear Comfy Shoes While Shopping

Chiropractors suggest that wearing comfy shoes is one of the surest ways to prevent and manage back pain. Although you may prefer the fashionista lifestyle, long days of shopping leave no time or space for shoes that can cause back pain. Chiropractors advise that tennis shoes which are broken in are the best when it comes to spending long amounts of time on your feet. Before you head to the mall to check off the people on your list, make sure you double-check your shoes.

Make Time to Visit Your Chiropractor

After a long day on your feet, research suggests that a trip to your chiropractor can help release tension caused by spending hours on your feet. For some, this tension can be enough to take the fun out of shopping. If you are one who may need a quick adjustment to the joints of your spine after (or before) shopping, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic. With no appointment necessary, getting started is as simple as dropping by at any time during your shopping adventure. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one located near you.

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

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