The Christmas party season is getting into swing and while they’re a time for socialising and having fun they can sometimes take their toll on our bodies, especially for ladies wearing heals!
Remembering to maintain a good posture may be not be high on your list of things to do at a Christmas party, however it will really help you avoid suffering back pain after the party is over. A good posture has some added benefits too, such as making you appear taller and slimmer!
When adopting a good posture, visualise a plumb line hanging straight through your ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Try and stand in a relaxed way but gently contracting your abdominal muscles at the same time.
For ladies, there is the added challenge for many of wearing high heels. We highly recommend that you spare your feet and spine and save the heels for party time only and resort to your ’flatties’ the rest of the time!
Here are some top tips that you want to follow if you are out and about:
- Tense your pelvic floor muscles
- Keep your head upright and don’t stick your chest out
- Put your shoulders back and chest in
- Spread weight evenly over the whole shoe when walking
- Don’t walk too fast, be elegant
And remember, when it’s time to walk home have a pair of ballet pumps in your bag and get them on!
If you are suffering back pain or neck pain then why not make an appointment with us and find out how we may help you.
Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic
Committed to helping the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate and Southgate