Black Friday: 3 Tips to Follow to Stay Healthy
By Virginia Laird
For millions across this nation, Black Friday is a time to snag a few good deals while getting a jump-start on the many gifts on the lengthy Christmas list. While these may describe some of the benefits of participating in this huge shopping day, there are plenty of reasons you need to plan ahead to protect your health for this day as well. Truth be told, as the body ages, it does not do quite as well pulling an all-nighter that leads into an all day shopping trip. Health and wellness experts suggest there are many things you can do to stay healthy while enjoying your never-ending day of shopping, including:
- Pack water and a snack
- Get plenty of sleep leading up to your big trip
- Carry a small purse
Pack Water and a Snack
Health and wellness experts advise that packing a snack and water can accomplish two things. First, it can save you money, as bringing your own can reduce your need to grab something while at the mall. Another benefit of packing your own water and a snack is that it can help you avoid making poor food choices. While at the mall, you are certain to be surrounded by the aroma of all things tasty (and calorie loaded). Rather than rushing to the line, packing your own can keep you on track and making healthy choices.
Get Plenty of Sleep Leading Up to Your Big Trip
While it may be difficult to get an abundance of sleep prior to hitting the mall, it is necessary to find some time for a nap. Health and wellness experts suggest that a brief nap can help you maintain the energy needed to make it through your long day of shopping. Plan ahead and make sure you get a full night of sleep the night prior to your big shopping trip, and try to find a few minutes to grab a power nap before heading out the door.
Carry a Small Purse
Research suggests that those who carry a large purse have a tendency to pack it full. This can prove to be a burden on the back, leading to back pain. Rather than having this issue the entire time you shop, make a switch to a smaller, and lighter purse. Your back will be glad you made the switch.
Start planning now how to make your Black Friday shopping trip the best one yet. Make your list and check those ads to be sure you are getting the best deal available.
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