Making a move to a new home or apartment can be a taxing process. Not only does it take a lot of time and effort to plan a move and find a way to take the time off work or be able to squeeze it all into one weekend. But moving to a new location can also be taxing on your body. Even if you’re in shape, many people don’t move frequently and may be unaware of how physically demanding it can be. On top of that, your mental health is also important during this process. Keep reading to learn more about staying healthy during a move.
Drink plenty of water
Making sure you drink plenty of water during a move is one of the most important ways to stay healthy. If you work in an office, you may be used to drinking less water throughout the day. However, you’d be amazed at how quickly you get dehydrated when you’re up and moving, especially if it’s a hot day. But even if it’s not hot out, make sure to drink plenty of water. It may be helpful to set a plan for yourself to drink a certain amount of by a set point in the day. This way you won’t get halfway through the day and realize that you haven’t had any water. Limiting your coffee intake will also help you drink more water throughout the day.
Be careful how you lift
If you’ve ever worked at a moving company or any other company that involves a lot of lifting, you know how threatening lifting heavy objects can be if you don’t do it properly. The trick is to always lift with your legs and not your back. Wherever you go to pick something up like a heavy box or furniture, never bend over. Always bend at the knees and squat down, then straighten your legs to lift. One trick to make sure you’re not lifting with your back is to simply stay as close to the object as possible. If you’re standing too far away from the object, the majority of the weight will be bearing down on your back. If you hire a moving company for your move, let your movers do most of the heavy lifting.
Take breaks regularly
Taking a break every once in a while is important to make sure you don’t get too exhausted and start making mistakes when lifting. You can also use this downtime to get a drink of water and discuss more efficient ways to either pack or unload things from the truck. You should take a quick break every half an hour to an hour rather than taking one or two long breaks throughout the day.
Don’t overdo it
Your mind and body need to rest, don’t overextend yourself if you feel like you need a rest. It’s better to take a few minutes to relax, then get back to work with a fresh mind. If you try to push through the exhaustion, you might make a mistake and kink your back, you may not be able to do any more moving for the whole day. Additionally, if you continuously overexert yourself, it could lead to permanent back problems.
Contact MovOne Move and Store
If you want to stay as healthy as possible during your move, one of the best moves is to call a professional moving company to do all the moving for you. MovOne Move and Store is your top moving company in Jersey City, Hoboken, Secaucus, and the surrounding area. Contact us today for moving services.