It's the most wonderful time of the year! But with the extra stress of Christmas, maybe it isn't the best for our bodies.
Maybe it's the increased stress of seeing the in-laws, or trying to find the right gift for that person who has everything, but feeling tense and tight can be a big part of this time of year. Managing this stress to your body is important, particularly if it starts stopping you doing all the things you love (including decorating the Christmas tree). This is where your Physiotherapist or Myotherapist can help guide you through stress management techniques and see you through the festive season without feeling too tense.
And on the big day, who doesn't love a game of backyard cricket? After all, there's nothing like getting the competitive juices flowing after an amazing Christmas lunch.
It is important to remember to know your limits though, because while you don't want to lose to the cousins from interstate, ending up with an injury from backyard cricket is probably going to be the butt of the family Christmas jokes for the next few years.
So let lunch settle before heading out to bat, stretch out your hamstrings and back before running in to bowl, and maybe don't try to hit a 6 off your very first ball.
Be safe and stay happy this Christmas season, and for those already stressed, be thankful it only comes around once a year!