The silly season can be a busy and exhausting time of year, we have some tips to help you get through injury free!
It can be quite hectic shopping during all of the Christmas mayhem! Christmas shopping can take its toll on your body. When you’re out shopping, make sure that you take breaks. Stop to have a coffee or a cool drink. Take multiple trips to your car to drop off bags, this will reduce the strain on your back and shoulders. Planning ahead, so that you can split up tasks into smaller components will also help. The last thing that you want is an injury, it will spoil your fun over the festive season!
Before you pick up large items, ensure that they aren’t too big for you to carry. If they are, ask someone to help you pick them up. When you do pick up a large item, make sure that you bend your legs whilst keeping your back in neutral position, keeping it close to your body. Make sure that you bend through your legs, not your waist.
Stay active & hydrated
Stay active during the silly season! If possible, take the stairs instead of the lift or escalators. When you’re shopping park a little further away from your destination than you normally would. This will allow you to walk and get some extra exercise.
We all indulge in a couple of drinks over the festive season, temperatures can soar into the 40’s, so make sure that you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated! This will help your body survive all of the extra indulgence.
Christmas or Boxing Day is always a good time for a game of backyard cricket! However if it’s been a little while since you unleashed your spin bowl, make sure that you warm up! If someone does happen to injure themselves lifting heavy items or during a game of backyard cricket, if you manage the sprain straight away it will help to reduce the impact of the injury. You can use the RICE technique, this stands for Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate! If an injury does occur make sure that you make a booking to see a health professional as soon as possible. To find out more about the services that we provide visit this link.