Rebecca Nicholas, clinic director and principle Chiropractor, at Back 2 Balance, Hove, gives her tops tips for surviving Christmas in a 12 day countdown.


Christmas shopping online

I am proud to say that in previous years I have managed to do all my Christmas shopping online. It was the most stress free and convenient shopping experience I’ve ever had. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has back and joint problems or those who get too stressed with Christmas and the rush that ensues in the shops. I have to add, I was mindful to limit the hours spent in front on the screen or holding the tablet. Before you know it, you’ve spent the whole morning, not moving, and get up feeling stiff and sore. You’re body is designed to move, move, and move again. Spending those 3-4 hours (or more for some of you!) in one position is very detrimental to your physical body (joints and discs and muscles), but overwhelming evidence is showing that it is reducing our nutrients to our brain!! Plus staring at a screen has shown to increase our stress levels- not what we want especially at a pretty hectic time of year anyway! So don’t be like the masses coming into to consult with us at Back 2 Balance complaining of neck pain or back pain- get up regularly and move and stretch little and often- easy peasy! Help prevent the need for a chiropractic adjustment.