Follow These 5 Handy Tips for Painfree Christmas Shopping

With Christmas just around the corner you will be starting to think of planning  Christmas shopping, going out to Christams parties. For some of us the thought of this can fill us with dread as all this extra standing, lifting and carrying bags can excacerbate aches and pain in our neck and backs.

If this is you then follow our 5 handy tips for  pain free shopping

1.  Ladies we love our heels but for the sake of our backs and necks leave the heels for getting glammed up at night and wear well cushioned shoes for shopping.  Trainers are now trendy to wear day to day.

2. Standing long periods of time in a queue can make your low back ache.  If standing in a long queue make sure you have even weight in your feet and imagine a balloon supporting your head – this should feel like your spine is decompressing. Now gently make the curve in your lower back flat by gently tilting your pubic bone up towards your belly button then arch it the opposite way. Repeat this several times every minute.

3. Take frequent breaks – enjoy a festive coffee somewhere.

4. If you find yourself carrying lots of bags and your car is nearby it will only take minutes to make a quick trip back to the car to drop off your bags and continue shopping.  You will feel much more comfortable too.

5. If you know you have back ache or a hip or knee problem on one side then carry your bags on that same side. There will be less force going through your joints than if you carry it on the opposite side.

ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND IF YOU DO WAKE UP AFTER A HECTIC WEEKEND WITH A STIFF ACHY NECK OR BACK WE ARE HERE TO FIX YOU QUICKLY SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES.