Many common holiday activities can cause injuries that can make any festive season anything but jolly. Injuries to the back, neck, and shoulder can be caused by struggling with heavy, over-packed luggage. Here are some helpful tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to keep you healthy and happy this holiday season.
Take care when placing luggage in an overhead compartment.
First, lift it onto the top of the seat. Then, with hands situated on the left and right sides of the suitcase, lift it up. If your luggage has wheels, make sure the wheel side is set in the compartment first. Once wheels are inside, put one hand on top of the luggage and push it to the back of the compartment. To remove the luggage, reverse this process.
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