Summertime often means holidays for many of us. Be it travelling overseas or visiting places in the UK, there’s one thing for sure, packing for the holiday is inevitable.
While we spend time thinking of what to pack, we don’t give too much thought to the implications of having to lift, carry and store our baggage while we are travelling.
It’s unfortunate for many that their holiday can sometimes be a painful memory, often as a result of suffering back injuries and strains when handling their luggage.
If you are getting ready for your holiday then we have put together some tips to help you avoid unnecessary injuries while handling your luggage:
- Buy the lightest case you can and ensure it has wheels. Always check the weight of the empty case – looks can be deceiving.
- Pack two lighter cases rather than on heavy one. Distributing the weight across 2 cases will make them easier and safer to carry.
- Push your case in front of you if it has wheels. Most people pull their cases behind them which in turn cause them to twist their bodies and backs. This in turn can lead to undue strain on your back.
- Start your journey rested. Many accidents and injuries result from tiredness. Get a good night’s sleep before travelling and keep mindful of your actions.
Follow these tips to stay safe before you head off on holiday and we hope you have a safe and happy time..
If you are experiencing back and neck pain the why not visit at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic in North London. We can assess your problem and give you the advice and treatment that will not only treat your pain, it may well address the cause too.
Call us now on 020 8442 0008 and ask about our Limited Time, Half Price offer.
Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic
Committed to improving the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate, Crouch End and Southgate