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5 Ways to Support Your Health During a Move
Physically daunting, emotionally unsettling, and all-out stressful, moving can take a toll on your health. You can be dealing with everything from lost sleep to added physical and emotional strain, so your health can already be at risk during a move. To make sure your next big move does not leave you less healthy than when you started, here are a few good tips on supporting your health during a household relocation.
1. Plan your meals in advance.
The food you give your body is its fuel, and the fuel needs during the move may change a little. You may need a little extra protein for energy, good antioxidants to support you despite all the activity, and added vitamins to keep you going. To thwart the risks of surviving on convenience and fast foods during your move, make a meal plan in advance and do a bit of meal prep while you’re at it.
2. Stay hydrated and keep bottled water on hand.
Your activity levels are likely going to be higher than usual, and, for most people, this means you will also be sweating a bit more. Therefore, staying hydrated during the moving process is an excellent way to support your body. As a side note, staying hydrated can help support your muscles and joints by keeping your own moving parts lubricated.
3. Keep a good sleep schedule.
Sleep is essential while you are in the process of moving, even though you may find days when sleep is a little harder to get. Try to plan ahead and get started early enough that you still have time for ample rest at night. Lack of sleep can leave your entire body compromised and even affect your immune system, so there are more considerable risks of an injury or even getting sick if you encounter a contagious illness.
4. Take a little time for exercise.
Carve out some time each day, or a few times a week, leading up to the move to get your body moving and put your mind at ease. Almost any exercise or movement can increase your fitness level and decrease stress. Select an activity that you enjoy, like walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, biking, yoga, or swimming.
5. Transfer your prescription medicines before your move.
It is easy to forget about regular medication routines during a move. Do what you can to stay on track. If you’re relocating to a new city, don’t forget to have your existing refills transferred to a pharmacy close to your new home so that you don’t run into unexpected problems that leave you without the medicine you need.
Cut the Stress During the Move with Residential Movers to Help
Be sure to reach out to an experienced, reliable local moving company to help you along the way. Sometimes, having professionals available to help with the process can significantly benefit your physical and mental health. Need a free moving quote? Reach out to us today to get a no-obligation quote for your move.