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Keep Your Spine Happy On Your Summer Holiday.

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

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Summer holidays are a perfect time to unwind and relax, and we know many of you are getting set to go away over the upcoming weeks. And while you may be away from Aceso at this time, fear not; we still have your back even when you’re away! This week we share 5 simple and effective tips to keep your spine happy on your Summer holiday: 1. Pack smart It can be tempting to pack extra ‘just in case’; we are all guilty of it, but carrying heavy bags and suitcases around can cause strain on your spine. Try and keep the ‘just in case’ items to a minimum to help with the weight, and when packing, distribute the weight evenly within the bag. Investing in a rolling suitcase or backpack with padded straps will help to reduce the pressure on your body too! 2. Take breaks and stretch Long hours in the car or plane can contribute to stiffness, aches, and pains. Try and factor in regular breaks if driving, and if you are on a plane or alternative transport, stand up and stretch as often as possible. Your body will thank you for it when you reach your destination. 3. Stay active Whether exploring a new city or enjoying some time by a beach, staying active will help keep your spine mobile and body healthy. Try and factor in some intentional exercise each day, even if it is gentle walking or stretching. 4. Be mindful of posture If you are taking a good book with you or plan to relax on a sun lounger, then making simple tweaks to your posture while doing these activities can make all the difference. Try and keep your books, tablets, or phones elevated to reduce strain on your neck, and staying mindful of your posture to avoid slouching when on a sun lounger will further help to support your spine. 5. See your chiropractor Staying on top of your chiropractic visits before and after your holiday will support your spine health, helping you stay on track during your time away and following. If you haven’t scheduled your pre and post holiday visits, feel free to get in touch! By implementing these tips, you can help to make your Summer holidays comfortable and keep your spine and body healthy, allowing you to enjoy that well-deserved time away. Happy holidays! The content of this blog is for educational purposes and is not intended to offer personal medical advice. You should seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this blog.

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