As Black Friday approaches, eager shoppers will be lining up hours before stores open to score this year’s hottest deals. But perhaps the real quest will be to stay healthy, energized and awake on the day Americans are expected to spend at least $602 billion.
1. Don’t forget to eat
Even if you’re bundled up in your sleeping bag and lawn chair outside of Best Buy while last night’s turkey has yet to enter its second stage of digestion in your stomach, don’t forget to stay hydrated and fed before you maneuver through the crowds
Pack a snack and get plenty of water.
2. Wear comfortable shoes
While this may seem obvious, it’s important to remember how crucial your feet are to giving you the support you need while trying to snag those doorbusters. Inappropriate footwear can lead to arch and heel pain or blisters.
“Choose shoes that have a lot of support and can keep you comfortably on your feet for as long as needed,” Keri Gans, a nutritionist from New York City, told U.S. News and World Report.
3. Make a budget
Shopping may be a physical workout, but Black Friday takes an emotional toll as well. To keep your stress at bay, it may be best to discuss how much you are willing to spend before you hit the stores.
“Openly discuss any financial limitations that may be occurring and how you might approach the holidays with this in mind,” Scott Bea, a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, told LiveScience, adding that Cyber Monday may be a better option for those who want to avoid large crowds.
So now you know! Follow these tips of you go shopping this black friday.
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