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Shop, Not Drop

Our friends at the American Chiropractic Association have some tips to help keep us healthy during the stresses and stains of our holiday shopping.

  • Stay hydrated! Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water a day. (Coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol are dehydrators. Don't substitute them for water.)
  • Be sure to stretch before and after a long day of shopping. When you are stressed-out, your muscles are less flexible than usual.
  • Wear shoes with plenty of cushioning in the soles to absorb the impact of walking on those hard shopping mall floors.
  • Make sure your clothing is as comfortable as possible. It's a good idea to wear layers, because you may be going from a cold environment (outdoors) to a warm environment (indoors).
  • Leave your purse at home. Wear a light fanny pack, or if necessary, a light backpack instead. Pack only those items that are absolutely essential (driver's license, credit card, etc.).

Most importantly, if you begin to notice any pain or discomfort, contact our office immediately. We can get you fixed up and on your way asap!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Chiropractic Association