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Updated: Jan 12

With the festive season now over, many of us find ourselves with more than just fond memories and gifts to unpack – we also might be grappling with an unexpected companion: post-holiday backaches. Whether it's due to the lack of movement during the holidays, the stress induced by expectations and preparations, or perhaps a result of indulging a bit too much in those delightful holiday feasts, there are ways to address and alleviate the discomfort that accompanies this season of joy.

The Culprits: Inactivity, Stress, and Overindulgence

The post-holiday backache is often a result of a perfect storm – a combination of sedentary activities, heightened stress levels, and, let's be honest, possibly one too many servings of those tempting holiday delights. The weeks leading up to and following Christmas are often filled with anticipation, planning, and execution of festive gatherings, leaving little time for self-care. A personalised fitness plan and our Body Screen could be the answer.

Get Moving: The Importance of Physical Activity

One key contributor to post-holiday backaches is a lack of movement. With all the festive cheer and family gatherings, it's easy to forget to prioritise physical activity. Gentle exercises and stretches can work wonders in alleviating muscle tension and promoting flexibility. Consider incorporating short walks, yoga, or even a visit to a physiotherapist to kickstart your journey towards a pain-free back. A personalised fitness plan and our Body Screen could be the answer.

Managing Stress: A Spa Day for Your Mind

The holiday season can be a stressful time, with the pressure of meeting expectations, hosting events, and perhaps dealing with family dynamics. Take a moment to prioritize your mental well-being. Consider relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or even indulging in a spa day. Pamper yourself – you've earned it. If you still feel the blues why not book a Psycotherapy consultation?

Indulgence in Moderation: Nourishing Your Body

While the holiday season encourages a bit of indulgence, it's essential to strike a balance. Overindulging in rich, heavy foods can contribute to digestive discomfort and, consequently, backaches. Consider adopting a balanced and nutritious diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Consult with a nutritionist for personalised advice tailored to your needs.

Seeking Professional Help: Physiotherapy for Back Pain

For those persistent backaches that refuse to bid adieu, it might be time to seek the expertise of a physiotherapist. A personalised physiotherapy plan can target specific areas of discomfort, providing relief and guidance for long-term back health.

Conclusion: A Pain-Free Path to Well-Being

As the holidays become a cherished memory, it's crucial to prioritize your well-being. Addressing post-holiday backaches involves a holistic approach – incorporating movement, stress management, nutritional balance, and, if necessary, professional intervention with expert rehab physiotherapy. Embrace the new year with a commitment to self-care, and you'll find yourself not only pain-free but ready to make the most of the adventures that lie ahead. After all, isn't a pain-free back the perfect gift to yourself for the new year?


At Fit2Go, we are delighted to extend a generous 20% discount on our Physiotherapy Assessments - valid throughout January only - designed to cater to your unique needs.


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