Cyber Monday and Black Friday both made their way over here from the states. Whilst us Brits may traditionally concern ourselves with the last postal date before Christmas, or getting the tree down by 5th January. There is no avoiding the fact that these events have made their way into our festive calendar and it looks like they are here to stay.
Weather you love or hate these big sale dates, they certainly mark the time most of us will start Christmas shopping and prepping for the big day. Personally, I find the start of advent much more exciting!!
Whilst many of you love Christmas, for some it can be a difficult time. Making sure everything is ready and runs to plan for the day can be troubling on the mind or even stressful. For others it can be a time where we miss loved ones no longer around. Most of us will agree it’s harder to stick to our typical lifestyle over this time, you may have skipped the gym for the work Christmas party, or been too busy on the lead up to really take some me time and look after yourself.
Let’s enjoy the whole Christmas period by taking a few steps to take care of our body and mind.
If you are you are suffering or are feeling aches and pains then we’d love to help.
To book an appointment and feel great for Christmas
Call Now on 01934 752 122
7 Cyber Monday Tips to Survive the Christmas Rush:
- Keep Mobile – Motion is lotion, research has even attributed movement as better for preventing pain than good posture. Whilst you may feel getting out round the shops is sufficient, and its certainly better than sitting on the sofa. We tend to stop and start move when shopping so don’t really get are hearts beating. Try taking a brisk walk to or from the shops, or park a little further away. Just take care if you plan on carrying a lot of shopping.
- Hydrate – water is best. Alcohol, coffee, tea, and sugary drinks impact your bodies hydration effecting muscle and joint tissue fluid dynamics. We’re not going to tell you off for indulging but do try to take a few glasses of water (its recommended we drink 8 glasses each day).
- Try not to Stress – For some Christmas can be a bit daunting, last year I offered to cook the dinner in a kitchen that I was unfamiliar with. Whilst it was a success it was difficult being unfamiliar, I recall a near miss with a pressure cooker! Stress can cause us to hold unnecessary tension, and can effect pain. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed try taking a minute or two for yourself and enjoy the quiet or try having a little dance to some Christmas Tunes. Remember you can always recruit family for help with your tasks, I’m sure most of them will feel honoured to be asked.
- Get a massage – Massage is great, it helps relieve stress and can help you relax tight muscles.
- Do some home yoga or stretches daily – moving and stretching tight muscles and joints can really help ease aches and pains whilst occupying the mind which can be really good to help you switch off.
- Try not to carry too much for too long – whilst it might be tempting to do all your shopping in one hit, make sure you’re not carrying heavy or uneven loads. If you are carrying a lot, try to drop it to the car or use a trolley rather than keep carrying it all day. Holding loads for prolonged periods can exhausts muscle tissue and can contribute to injury.
- Enjoy yourself – Because that what its all about. If you are putting in all this extra work to ensure you have a great Christmas, then try to enjoy yourself through the duration rather than just on the day. Take the time to make the experience more pleasurable, don’t rush, try to plan shopping trips. Make lists of hat you need to do by day and week so you can see what you have accomplished and know you’re on track.