During the holidays, it can often become difficult to plan time for a daily walk, let alone a full workout. However, for those who suffer from regular neck and back pain, the team at Stroud Chiropractic in Archdale, NC, suggests you try your best to schedule regular ways to stay active. This will help to minimize your pain over the holidays and avoid setting you back in your recovery.
Here are a few tips this chiropractor suggests you implement during the holiday season to help keep your spine healthy and minimize your neck and back pain:
- Look For Reasons To Walk More: Even though you might not be able to take time out of your schedule to go for a walk, it doesn’t mean that the choice of walking will not come up almost every day. When you are doing your holiday shopping, park further back than normal to get in some extra steps. You can also go for a walk around your work office during your lunch hour, or even walk to work if you are able.
- Start Your Day Earlier: Instead of sleeping in (but not skimping on sleep) every morning before work or on your off days, use these valuable hours to work on your back and overall health. A good motivator for some is to wear their workout clothes to bed so they immediately want to begin exercising when they wake. A good 20-minute, high-intensity workout is a good way to prepare your body for the day.
- Take Precautions While Traveling: A main problem with back or any chronic pain is that it is not convenient. This definitely pertains to holiday traveling, as sitting in a crammed seat for hours on end can cause your joints to become stiff and sore. To try and deal with this, ask if you can get an aisle seat when flying to give yourself more room and the ability to stand up when necessary. If you are traveling by car, leave early so you have plenty of time to make periodic stops to stretch and move around.
For more ways you can prevent neck and back pain this holiday season, contact Stroud Chiropractic today at (336) 434-2107. If you’d like to learn more about this chiropractor and the services he and his team provides, you can visit their website or Facebook page.