Saturday, December 19th, 2009
The holiday season brings about the opportunity for many different activities which are unavailable at other times of the year. Some are fun and others are just more work. These activities include skiing, sledding, skating and shoveling. In the Houston area not much changes, but many of us travel during this time of year to participate in the many activities we are discussing. If measures are not taken to properly prepare your body for these physical activities you are very likely to injure yourself. As the previous posts in this series have pointed out, there are many opportunities to injure your body during the holiday season. Try to not add winter activities to the list by following these tips.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
All though you may not think of it as such, the holiday season is physically demanding on the body. Making time for even light exercise can help your body manage these increased physical demands. What demands you ask? There is shopping, decorating, lifting trees and presents, and long days in the kitchen. To name a few. Try to fit at least a brief walk into your schedule, if nothing else, several days a week to help you get through the holidays. Preparing your body properly will help to build stamina, reduce stress, and reduce pain and discomfort. (more…)