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Make Your Move Safer With Chiropractic Advice

By Brandi Goodman 

Moving is a strenuous job but it's something that must be done if you hope to relocate from one home or dwelling to the next. Safety is key to ensure your move goes smoothly and is without mishaps that can make the rest of the task difficult to accomplish. Take some chiropractic advice and you can make your move safer to ensure it goes according to plan.

Place Heavy Items in Small Boxes

People often make the mistake of thinking that their heaviest belongings should be crammed into a large box. This will wreak havoc on your back when you attempt to pick it up. Instead, place heavy items into the smallest boxes possible. That way, you're only carrying one heavy thing at a time instead of several. It will be easier to manage. Blankets and towels are the recommended items for oversize boxes.

Keep an Eye on Your Posture

No matter which task you're accomplishing at the time, you need to keep an eye on your posture. You don't want to sit hunched over your belongings going through them to pack because it will hurt your back quickly. Remain in an upright position and try to prevent your head from hanging as this can cause tension in the neck and shoulders, in particular.

Never Do it Alone

You should not take on the task of moving by yourself. It isn't wise to move alone because there is often far too much to carry and do. Get a friend or family member to help you out, and really, the more the merrier. The job will get done quicker and will be easier on everyone's bodies if there are more people getting the work accomplished.

Choose the Right Shoes

You want stable shoes that provide cushioning and shock absorption when you're moving. This will ensure your feet and legs do not get tired as quickly from all the back and forth you'll be doing during the move. Sandals and boots will only get in the way and cause a tripping hazard. 

Move with purpose and caution so you can get the job done safely. Take these chiropractic tips into consideration, as well as visit The Joint Chiropractic for additional guidance on how best to keep your body strong and well during the process. 

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

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