Holiday Season Travel Tips

Published November 10th, 2020 by Dr. Markson

It’s hard to believe it, but Thanksgiving is nearly here. Although the holiday season will be different this year, you may still be traveling. Your health should always be a priority, but especially now as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. Part of maintaining your health is taking care of your spine, so here are some of our top holiday travel tips. 

Start with Chiropractic

As you prepare for your trip, don’t forget to add chiropractic to your to-do list. Whether you’re on the road or in the air, sitting for long periods of time can be hard on your body. Pressure can build up in your blood vessels in the lower legs and your neck, back, and shoulders may be strained. Our chiropractors can help keep everything in alignment and provide additional tips to avoid injury.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help prepare your body for the stress of travel. There are many challenges associated with travel whether it’s traffic, rushing to your gate, hauling heavy luggage, or sitting in an uncomfortable chair for hours. Make sure your nervous system is functioning optimally with chiropractic care. 

Travel Tips

By Air:

If you are traveling by air this year, keep your carry-on bags light and compact to avoid neck or back strain. If your bag is more than 5-10% of your weight, go ahead and check it.

It’s best to stay seating during your flight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stretch. Use exercises like foot lifts to keep your circulation flowering – just rock your feet back on your heels and then rise up on your toes. Massage your legs, prop your feet up on a bag to change positions, and stay hydrated.

By Car:

Be sure to set yourself up for a successful drive with back support. You can also keep moving by rolling your shoulders forward and backward and give your legs some help by tightening and relaxing thigh and calf muscles.

You may not want to spend time in a restaurant, but you can still schedule stops along the way to use a rest area or take a walk around. If you become tired, be sure to pull over for a rest. 

Your health and wellness are always our top priority, so be sure to stop in and see your local South Florida chiropractor before any holiday travel. To schedule your appointment today, just click here to contact us.

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