The Lollapalooza festival is here, which means that during 4 days over 400,000 people from all over the world will be converging at Chicago's Grant Park to watch over 170 bands perform. Whether If you are going for just one day or for all four days, it will most likely be a fun and exciting weekend. However, there is one thing that can put a damper on your good time: back pain!
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It is not unusual for people who go to all day concerts or other events of that nature to end up suffering from some sort of back problem during or afterwards. For most of these people, the main reason this happens is because they just overdo it. There is so much going on and so much excitement that they forget to take care of themselves like they should, and they end up hurting themselves. So if you are going to be spending any time at Lollapalooza this weekend, remember these simple tips to keep yourself healthy and able to enjoy the music for the entire time you are there!
- Stay Hydrated! This is obviously the number one thing to remember. You are spending hours outside in the summer heat, walking all around the festival, and then standing while enjoying the musicians. The combination of those things can dehydrate people quickly and also cause back pain. So remember to always have some water with you at all times, and when you run out get some more immediately! Better to be safe then sorry.
- Take Breaks When Needed! Lollapalooza is fun but it can be a little overwhelming with the amount of stuff going on, and sometimes people feel like they need to see all the bands they can while they're there. But don't push yourself so hard at the expense of your health! If you're feeling tired, weak, or lightheaded, or if your back is starting to ache, it's a good idea to take a little break and find someplace to sit down and relax. A spot in the shade would be nice to cool off in. And try to find somewhere to sit with something that supports your back, like a chair or bench.
- Dress Appropriately! Since it'll be hot and you'll be doing a lot of walking, it's important to wear light and comfortable clothing that's easy to move around in. Also a top priority is wearing comfortable and supportive shoes. With all the standing and walking going on, you want shoes with good cushioning to not only help support your back but your feet as well.
Lollapalooza is a blast, and if you remember these simple tips you'll have a great time without having to worry about back pain later!
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