Due to the heavy activity that goes on during the holidays it can be very easy to hurt the back. This is especially true since 80% of the population suffers from back pain at least once in their life. It’s important that people be careful while lifting suitcases or any other heavy equipment because this is what causes the most back injuries. Try to limit any physical activity that could potentially damage the spine during the holidays.
- Focus on, and always practice, proper posture when lifting and moving around to ease tension on the back, even during the busy holiday season.
- Squat and bend from the knees, not the waist; especially when lifting heavy objects.
- By using good posture and correct movements, people will focus the most effort on their strongest muscles, and reduce stress on the weaker ones.
“From activities like hanging Christmas lights to lifting heavy luggage, the holidays can be a treacherous time to injure their spine.”