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3 Tips to Make your Black Friday Shopping a Success

By Virginia Laird

Now is the time to begin making your list and checking it twice. It is the time of year many begin to prepare to shop for those they love. For many, it can take time to find the perfect gift. Still, others may be more enticed by finding the best deal. If this is you, it may be time to prepare to hit the mall on Black Friday in search of the best deals available for your lengthy list of those you buy for throughout the holiday season. As you do, there are a few things health and wellness experts would have you consider, including:

  • Bring water with you
  • Pack a power snack
  • Dress comfortably

Bring Water with You

As you march through the halls of the mall, you will certainly find yourself in need of a beverage. If you are not prepared, you may find the temptation of soda calling your name. Rather than giving in to this, health and wellness experts advise that it is best to bring along water for your lengthy shopping spree. Research suggests that water is the best beverage to promote proper hydration. It is advised that the average person should consume at least half of their body weight daily.

Pack a Power Snack

Those who shop on Black Friday are sure to spend numerous hours at the mall (or malls). During this time, it will most likely be necessary to snack. Health and wellness experts suggest that packing your own snack will most certainly be healthier than turning to the ever-present fast food establishments conveniently located throughout the mall. Although these places may be necessary for a hearty meal, having a power snack in your purse can help you curb your calorie consumption.

Dress Comfortably

If you have ever been shopping for more than an hour, you already know how vital it can be to wear the right clothing and shoes. Tackling a shopping trip dressed incorrectly can put a damper on the entire experience. Experts suggest wearing comfortable shoes to help prevent back pain. The best shoes to wear when planning to be on your feet for an extended amount of time are broken in tennis shoes.

Now you are ready to make your Black Friday shopping experience a successful one. Happy shopping!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Charles, Mo.

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