And just like that, 2018 is coming to an end. A lot has happened this year, and we have a lot to reflect on, to be thankful for, and to recognize. Competitions were entered, races were run, and goals were beat. As we enter this holiday season, what are some things that occurred in 2018 that you look back on as a learning experience or with pride?
As you’re preparing for more time with family and friends during the holidays, keep in mind some practical ways to support your back and take care of your body whether traveling or staying home. Here are a few practical tips to take care of yourself during this season.
If you’re traveling, make sure to sit properly. It may sound a little odd, but by checking out how you’re seated in airport chairs, at the dinner table, or in a car, you’ll help improve posture as well as relieve back pain. When seated, your knees need to be at about a 90 degree angle. Additionally, supporting the curve in the low back is equally important.
Thinking about hauling the Christmas tree all by yourself? Everyone knows that carrying down boxes of decorations, stringing lights, or pulling a tree can put a huge strain on your back. The best idea is knowing and using the proper techniques for twisting, bending over, and lifting. Practice lifting with your legs instead of your back, and don’t be afraid to help for help if something is too heavy.
Lastly, take time to relax and unwind. This time of year can be stressful for many people, but it doesn’t have to be! Practice active self-care as you spend time with the people who you love and cherish, and don’t forget to have a beautiful holiday season!
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