Moving is incredibly stressful not only emotionally, but it also can take a toll on your health. Stress is one of the leading causes of inflammation and disease in the United States. Reducing your stress during a move not only will help you be more productive but also will keep you in a healthy mindset once you settle into your new home. Bekins Moving Solutions is passionate about helping our clients minimize stress and make their move as easy as possible. Here are a few easy ways in which you can stay healthy during your move.
Minimizing stress is key to creating a healthy move. When you plan ahead and prepare for your move, you will be able to address any issues that come up during your relocation. Research online for moving checklists that are available through moving company websites to help plan a timeline. When you start the moving process early, you can rest assured that you will get everything done on time before your moving day arrives. Bekins Moving Solutions has a handy moving checklist that you can download and print out for your next move.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Everyone knows that you should eat a healthy diet, but this is particularly the case while you are moving. Many people try to clean out their fridges ahead of time before moving. This leads many customers with empty fridges for a week or two before their moving date. Instead, try to grocery shop for individual meals for the last week before your move. The fresh produce that you purchase won’t last more than a week, so it is best to eat it or take it along for a healthy snack. If you must travel during your move, try to make healthy choices. Many fast food restaurants have healthy options like salads, grilled lean meats, and low-calorie alternatives.
One of the most dreaded moving chores is lifting and carrying heavy boxes to and from the moving van. Many moving injuries occur due to stiff muscles or attempting to carry a box that is much too heavy. Before lifting a heavy box, make sure to stretch your back, arms, and legs. If a box is too heavy, use a moving dolly or other lifting tools. If you have a medical condition that makes you more prone to injury, it is best to leave the lifting and carrying to moving professionals.
Moving can be a long and arduous journey. It is important that you take breaks and schedule fun activities for you and your family throughout the moving process. Take a break from packing boxes and catch a movie, take a relaxing walk, or just simply have some time for your self to sit quietly and read a book. By taking breaks, you can decrease stress and reduce the chances of getting sick or injured during moving.
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to call professional movers. Contact Bekins Moving Solutions today at (877) 594-1187 for your free moving estimate.