The Grace Jerk Festival is an exciting event filled with music, energy, and great tasting food. Though there are many things to enjoy, from a chiropractic’s perspective, there are plenty of “do’s” and “don’ts” to keep in mind.
Do’s for Jerk Festival
Wear comfortable shoes: if your shoes don’t provide the necessary support for the arches and heels, they prevent essential range of motion in the foot, which can lead to knee and back pain.
Stay hydrated: staying hydrated is always important because being just two percent dehydrated can hinder your body’s ability to perform.
Balance meat with vegetables: balance your meat and protein intake with vegetables. A balanced diet gives your body the nutrition it needs to function properly.
Dont’s for Jerk Festival
Don’t carry heavy bags: if you carry a bag too heavy or incorrectly, it can cause pain to your head, neck, back or shoulders.
Don’t lock your knees: This is a bad habit when standing for a long period of time. Locking your knees decreases the use of your leg muscles, which causes the blood to settle and decrease circulation. Decreased circulation means less oxygen getting to the brain, which will cause you to become light-headed and possibly pass out.
Don’t forget sun protection: don’t forget to wear sun block or sun screen. Wearing sun block can decrease the risk of developing a deadly cancer.
Now that you know the do’s and don’ts, go ahead and enjoy Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and all the amenities that they have to offer! Just remember your health comes first and always “Turn Up The Life!”