Top tips to prevent back pain whilst wrapping Christmas presents!
- Avoid sitting on the floor
Use a counter top or the Ironing board at waist level or the dining room table with a good supportive chair. This ensures you are using your arms rather than your back.
- Create a gift wrapping station
Clear off the table and keep, scissors, ribbon, tags, pens and wrapping paper at arm’s length.
Wear comfortable shoes, whilst standing. Do not wrap in bare feet.
Place the roll of paper to back of the counter, so you can pull it towards you as you wrap.
- Wrap as you buy
Consider wrapping a few at a time, then you’re not left wrapping all 25 presents at once.
- Use Gift bags
Skip the hassle and the back ache. Buy decorative tissue paper and ribbon for a classy wrapped present.
- Don’t forget to stretch.
Yes, Stretch. Even with gift wrapping it is important to stretch those muscles and joints. This may help with that pain after wrapping.