Holiday Hazards

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holidays are officially underway. This means that you will likely be spending time overdoing yourself with decorations, shopping, and running around trying to get things clean before grandma comes to town. All of these strenuous activities can do serious harm to your body. Below, we have covered a few ways to protect you from overdoing it this holiday season.

  • Lift with your knees – Unpacking the holiday boxes from the attic can be a daunting task, don’t make it worse by messing your back up too. When picking up heavy boxes, remember to lift with your knees. An improper lifting technique can strain your back and leave you aching for weeks.
  • Skip the roof lights – If you seem to throw your back out from hanging lights from the roof every year, skip it. The neighbors will likely not even notice, and you will save your back from serious strain. Instead, opt for lights in the bushes and a nice wreath on the door. Some things just aren’t worth it.
  • Don’t shop ‘til you drop – A lot can be said for those people who get out of the holidays in one piece. Running around the town looking for the perfect gift for everyone is going to run you down in a hurry. Instead, try online shopping. A lot of things can be found with a click of the button and you body will thank you. Spend this holiday season in a good mood and pain free, instead of complaining how worn out your body is.
  • Clean with ease – Don’t put all the pressure on yourself to get everything clean for the holidays. After all, you have already spent ample amount of time cooking, decorating, and shopping. For help with your cleaning needs, call a cleaning service that can do a one-time thorough cleaning for you. The little extra money will be well worth the time and energy you save.

Hopefully these ideas will help you get through the holidays pain free. If you do happen to have a holiday slip up, be sure to contact us to schedule a chiropractic appointment right away.

What holiday chore do you most and least look forward to?

Written by Dr. Kirk Pusey, Posted in Blog

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Dr. Kirk Pusey

Dr. Kirk Pusey

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Kirk Pusey is the director of Towne Lake Family Chiropractic. He graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 1982, graduating Summa Cum Laude as class Valedictorian. He was the first chiropractor in Towne Lake. He keeps constantly aware of the latest trends in chiropractic by attending numerous seminars and lectures.