9 Holiday Health Hazards to Avoid


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Lugging heavy bags can strain your back and joints, causing next-day pain and stiffness. So don't be surprised if you wake up the morning after a shopping trip feeling like you can't move, Stanton says. "People tend to carry their keys in one hand, and seven bags in the other," he says. "That imbalance—that strain on one side of the back—causes injuries."

[Pain in the Neck (or Back, or Knee)? Focus on the Muscles]

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