Step 3—Shoulder Matters

Shuffling off to Buffalo this holiday season? Even a "small" luggage cart may weight up to 50 pounds these days. Think twice about how you move, because your shoulders matter.

Gripping your "wheelie bag" or small cart with your palm facing forward can injure or tear rotator cuff muscles. Instead, push your luggage or bend your arm as you pull it along with palm facing backward, thumb toward the body. Using the luggage like a washboard (forward and back pushes to the front or behind you) can tone up those triceps and prevent "Bingo Betty" arms. Try for 20 repetitions while traveling to both front and back and on each arm.


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