Tips for pain-free travel

As we get deeper into the summer and the July 4 holiday approaches, many of us are packing up the car or boarding a plane for a summer getaway. If you’d like to get to your destination without a sore back or stiff muscles, try these simple tips to improve how you feel upon arrival.

1. Try not to overpack.

When selecting what you’re taking, remember that the more you put into your bag, the more you’ll have to lift — in and out of the car, into an overhead compartment, etc. A heavy bag can quickly lead to a strained muscle. It’s better to take a couple of smaller bags than one overly heavy bag. And if you’re going on an extended trip, think about shipping some of your items ahead.  Read More

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