Tips for carrying luggage
The suitcases prepared, the route to our destination of trip ready and clear. It's time to put our luggage in the car. Doing it effectively will prevent injuries and last minute scares. And it is that, if it is done incorrectly, we will run the risk of suffering musculoskeletal injuries.
Tips for carrying luggage
Monitor the position adopted when transporting luggage is essential to avoid injuries such as low back pain, contractures in the cervical region or trapezius, in addition to that making a bad gesture while being in tension with the trunk can cause disc lesions and can trigger a hernia.
We must take special care when carrying our luggage from the beginning. If our bags are located in a high point of the closet, it is advisable to use a ladder so as not to strain the back.
Similarly, physiotherapists point out the need to remove the bad habit of putting your foot when an object falls to the ground. A bottle of cologne, hair spray, cream bottles ... They are the cause of a large number offractures and injuries by cuts, especially in summer when we usually go barefoot or in flip-flops.
What suitcase is better?
The most advisable suitcases are those that carry wheels, preferably those that are pushed and do not drag, since dragging the packages that exceed 20 or 30 kilos can lead to risk of suffering backache, epicondylitis or wrist injuries.
In the same way, we must bear in mind that people should not transport loads that exceed the weight equivalent to 10 or 15 percent of our body mass in the shoulder.
Tips for placing luggage in the car
- Place the luggage so that it can not be moved compromising the safety of travelers.
- Procura put the bigger and stiffer packages at the bottom of the trunk, distribute the weight equally on both sides of the car, then place the rest of the luggage on top. If you still have some space left, hold it so you can not move with the curves compromising the stability of the car.
- When putting your luggage in the trunk, be careful with your back. Flex the knees and never the back, so you avoid trunk rotations by leaving your feet fixed on the ground. In this way, you will suffer less lumbar, knees and reduce the risk of ending with an injury before leaving.
- Avoid carrying any loose object in the car, since, in the event of a collision, the object's weight multiplies.
- Try do not remove the tray from the trunk in order to take advantage and have more height, since this limits the visibility and in a sudden braking it can displace the load on the passengers.
Noelia de Santiago Monteserín