There will be more people traveling during holiday seasons especially at the end of the year. Most people will bring suitcase luggage when traveling. Luggage size can be too big or too heavy depends on the duration of traveling and a person’s need.
Since Luggage charges keep increasing nowadays levied by Airlines, most probably travelers will take multiple bags rather than one large bag. As a result, this condition gives more burdens to travelers and putting serious strains on their body, sometimes can cause serious injuries to a person. Despite most luggage may have wheels nowadays; travelers will still need to lift their luggage in some cases.
Here are few guidelines and tips for traveling passengers to prevent luggage injuries:
When placing heavy luggage into a higher place such as hand luggage storage on the airplane, lift it onto the seat first instead of carrying it straight away up, put one hand atop the luggage and push it to the hand luggage storage. Reverse this process when you want to remove the luggage.
If using a backpack, make sure the two sides padded are adjustable to fix your shoulder straps. Pack your backpack to make sure it is can stay in a balance size condition with the heavier things placing at the lower center part while lighter thing on the top part. Make sure the weight of your backpack can distribute evenly to prevent muscle strain.
If you are choosing to take shoulder bag or duffel, carrying it on one shoulder for longer length of time can cause soreness to the shoulder. To solve this, you can switch sides often to lower the burden of your one side shoulder. To reduce the risk of getting neck, spine, shoulders and back injuries, bend your knees and lift luggage with your leg muscles tightening to your abdominal muscles. At the same time, avoid to twist around and rotate your spine.