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.
Do not rush when lifting or carrying a suitcase or heavy package.
If a piece of luggage is too cumbersome when traveling, either check it or ask for help. At the mall, minimize heavy loads by making frequent trips to the car.
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