Holidays are a time for family gatherings, house decorating and hours spent shopping for those perfect gifts for loved ones. It is also a time when our bodies become fatigued, strained and sore. After the holiday season ends, the decorations and presents are gone but the toll stress takes remains. The top areas where stress and strain settle in are the shoulders, neck, lower back and feet. The good news is that with a few thoughtful adjustments to your daily routine, you can stay on track and feel great too.
Neck and Shoulders
The combination of carrying shopping bags, purses and heavy coats causes the body to react by pulling the shoulders up towards the ears, causing pain between the shoulder blades and up into the neck. To avoid this, here are a few things to remember:
Lower Back and Feet
Lower back pain is also common during this time of year. The main factors that cause back pain are poor posture and fatigue. Some tips to remember:
With these simple tools and maybe a massage, you should be right back to your pre-holiday self in no time!