Anyone that has moved will tell you that a move can be stressful, in more ways than one. Picking up your entire life and transferring it all to a new location isn’t easy on the mind or the body. Not to mention the other pressures in a move such as hydration, weather, heavy lifting, and fatigue.
The combination of these things can place a lot of stress on a person during a move but it’s important to not overdo yourself and keep your mind and your body healthy. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the process but following these health tips during a residential move can make it much easier.
Hydration. Hydration. Hydration.
It may seem like a no brainer to drink ample amounts of water, but it’s often forgotten in the busy times of a move. The consequences of not properly hydrating yourself can be detrimental. Moving boxes, packing, and loading up your vehicles equates to a lot of water loss from your body. It’s important to replenish your liquid supply to avoid fatigue, reduced muscle function, and reduced energy levels. Have an abundant supply of water, coconut water, or sports drinks containing electrolytes on hand.
Schedule downtime each day
Especially if you’ve chosen the DIY route for your residential move, setting aside time to relax and take a break is of the utmost importance. Make it a priority to take a few hours during the moving day to decompress, relax, and let your mind and body rest. You’ll notice the difference in productivity if you set aside this essential time.
Don’t forget proper nutrition
It’s easy during a residential move to just grab something that’s convenient. Avoid this temptation as much as possible. Instead of that fast food hamburger, try a PBJ sandwich and a banana. You want to get sufficient amounts of protein and carbs to give you energy and keep you moving through your moving day with ease. Pack a cooler ahead of time with snacks and water to ensure that you’re prepped and ready to go.
Don’t overdo it
These goes for all aspects of the move. If you’re moving yourself, don’t strain yourself too much when moving heavy boxes or furniture. Heavy lifting, if you’re not accustomed to it, can result in a debilitating injury. Play it safe and don’t risk injuring yourself to get that couch through the door. Have a friend or family member help or hire movers to take that pressure off of you. Make sure you always know your limits, stick to them, and you’ll stay healthy during your big residential move.
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