Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean the holiday season is. And these past few months are hard on the body, often leaving people feeling tense and stressed with all they have to accomplish before the New Year. With some tips and tricks, we can help you finish out the holiday season on a high note.
Switch Your Purse for a Pack
Hauling food and supplies from party to party puts additional stress on the shoulders, neck, and even back. Instead of stuffing things into a purse, try using a backpack instead or putting your supplies into a small cart. That will help to distribute weight more evenly, reducing strain on the body.
Get to Stretching
Did you know stress can cause your muscles to be less flexible? Tight muscles can make certain tasks like taking down Christmas decorations or setting up for your New Year’s Eve party more difficult. Introducing some yoga and light stretching into your routine helps the body remain flexible, so day-to-day tasks are easier to perform and recover from.
Enjoy a Little R&R
You’ve been hustling about all throughout the holiday season, so remember to take a break and let your body rest. Rest and relaxation boosts your immune system, lowers risk of stroke, protects your heart, improves memory function, and so much more. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health, and proper rest and relaxation can help.
Take Care of your Spine
A healthy spine is essential to feeling your best. Because the nervous system controls every organ and cell in the body, we tend to focus on the health of the spine to ensure it is properly aligned. Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and it is our job to create an environment to make sure that happens.
There is much to enjoy about the holiday season, but it can also be stressful. Taking care of your mind and body with the help of chiropractic care will have you off to a great start in 2019!