Carrying and Lifting Tips to Keep you Injury-free this Holiday Season
ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 18/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Seasoned travelers have a saying -- "Pack your bags, then take out half." This refers to the fact that most of us bring much more than we need on our trips. Now, even more travelers are echoing that line, especially, since so many airline providers are charging passengers a fee for checking luggage. However, if you are one of those people who cannot decide which half to leave at home, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org/) (AAOS) has recommendations to help you carry your baggage safely.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission:
Packing light may prevent injuries such as:
"Using proper lifting techniques can ensure that your trip isn't cut short by an injury," says William R. Marshall, M.D., a spokesperson for the AAOS and orthopaedic surgeon in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. "Even a relatively minor injury, such as a muscle pull, to the back, neck or shoulders can be quite painful in the short term and end up ruining your vacation."
The Academy offers the following strategies to prevent injuries when lifting and carrying luggage:
Other important tips:
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|SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
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