The Hunter Clinic Holiday Luggage Bulletin
Online PR News – 25-May-2015 – With the summer holiday season fast approaching, many people in the UK are preparing to head overseas for a fortnight of sun, sand, sea and whatever else takes their fancy. If you are flying abroad this year with the intention of soaking up some rays, exploring new places and meeting new people, sooner or later you are going to have to face the laborious but essential task of packing for your trip. Before you start trying to fit everything but the kitchen sink into your travel bags, read the advice below, issued today by The Hunter Clinic in London.
Andrew Hunter DC, a leading chiropractor based in central London, spoke today about the perils of overstuffing your suitcases when packing for your summer hols. He said: “Whether or not you are the kind of person who normally likes to travel light, it is a good idea to minimise the load you have to carry.” Andrew went on to say that this advice applies not only to people who already suffer from chronic back pain but to anybody who is travelling this year. “Every one of us could suffer from back pain at some point in our lives but with a little care and forethought, you can lessen the risk that you as an individual will have to deal with this problem in the future.”
Andrew’s advice to everybody who is planning a holiday in the sun this year is summarised below.
1. Don’t Overfill Your Suitcases – Rule number 1, which should never be ignored, is to avoid cramming so much into your suitcases that they are fit to burst. Try to exercise some restraint and be sensible. Remember, many of the items that people pack for their holidays are readily available in the places they will be staying, which brings us to rule number 2
2. If You Can Buy It There, Don’t Pack It – If you have trouble travelling light, use this rule to eliminate as many items as possible when you are packing your bags.
3. Buy Suitcases with Wheels – Don’t make life more difficult for yourself than it has to be. Suitcases with wheels, with pull-out handles that make them easy to drag along behind you, have been available for years and take a great deal of the strain out of walking through large, busy airports.
4. Use Recommended Lifting Techniques:
a. Stand with both feet placed firmly on the ground, one slightly in front of the other.
b. Bend with your knees and hips as much as possible. Avoid stooping and try not to squat.
c. When you lift your suitcases or travel bags, keep them close to your body.
d. Look straight ahead throughout the lifting motion, to help keep your back straight.
If you follow all of the above advice but still suffer from back pain, you can make an appointment to see Andrew Hunter DC in London by calling 07855 916 602 as soon as you are safely back home.
The Hunter Clinic
The Light Centre,
114 London Wall,
07855 916 602