Holiday Chiropractic Survival

Kennesaw ChiropractorBlack Friday and the shopping frenzy that has become a holiday tradition may have passed but most people will still be busy shopping until shortly before or even up to Christmas Eve.  While we may be mentally prepared for this increased activity and the stress that it brings, our bodies may not be as adaptable. That is why we are offering some holiday chiropractic survival tips.

Treat Holiday Shopping As An Athletic Event

  • Stay hydrated! Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
  • 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).

Plan Frequent Breaks Into Your Shopping Day

  • During a day of heavy shopping, most people should take a break every 45 minutes. Those with less stamina may even need to take breaks more frequently.
  • When taking breaks, try to eat light foods. A salad and some fruit is a much better option than a burger and fries.
  • Skip the coffee break! Coffee and sodas contain caffeine and sugar, which add even more stress to your body. Pass on the designer coffee at the java stand and keep drinking water. 

Shopping With Children

  • If at all possible, DO NOT bring children along on a holiday shopping trip. Most children simply do not have the stamina for such an event, and you and your child will only become frustrated with one another. Don’t add this type of stress to an already stressful situation.
  • Try to split “child duty” up with a spouse or another parent. They’ll watch your kids while you shop, and vice-versa.

Wrapping Your Gifts

  • Since there is no “ideal” position for wrapping gifts, the most important thing to remember is to vary your positions. For example, try standing at a table or countertop for one package, sitting on a bed for another, sitting in a comfortable chair for another, etc.
  • Do not wrap packages while sitting on the floor. Wrapping packages while sitting on a hard floor can wreak havoc on your posture, and should be avoided.
  • Always stretch before and after you wrap gifts.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

If you do experience any pain or discomfort as a result of holiday shopping or other activities, visit Dr. Todd Supnick at his chiropractic office in Kennesaw. He can help alleviate your pain naturally, so you can enjoy the holiday season as it was meant to be.

Contact our office for an appointment at 770-262-1909 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.


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