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3 Chiropractic Tips for a Pain-Free Holiday

By Brandi Goodman  

The holiday season is upon us. For many people, that may mean that pain and tension are already starting to set in. Depending on how many tasks are on your to-do list, you may be well underway with getting it all accomplished. There are gifts to buy and wrap, decorating to be done, cleaning to handle, and so much more. Keep some chiropractic tips in mind so you can get through the season with less pain and problems.

Get Everyone Involved

One person should not be left in charge of all tasks throughout the holidays. It's far too much work for an individual to handle alone. To prevent fatigue and pain, get everyone involved. Make sure the entire family is helping out -- even if the others only accomplish small tasks. It's still a weight off your shoulders.

Simplify Your Shopping List

Gone are the days of having to visit a store in person to make purchases. Even some of the smaller shops have added checkout options via their website. Simplify your shopping list to start. You don't need an extravagant gift for every person. Gift cards or a family gift will often suffice. Visit an online store or two to get all your presents purchased. They'll be shipped right to your door, so you don't have to deal with the pain that comes from shopping for hours and walking from one end of the mall to the other.

Find Time to De-Stress

Whether you're stressed about all the holiday chores on your list or because you have family over for dinner, find time to de-stress when you can. Tension in our bodies can lead to some serious discomfort. Working out your stress in a productive way can help. Don't turn to the wine bottle or head outside for a cigarette, either. They may make you feel less stressed in the interim, but they won't have lasting results. They'll actually do more harm than good when they raise your blood pressure. 

Instead, take a walk around the block. Escape to the bathroom for a few minutes to find some quiet time alone. Write down something positive about the day in your journal. You have lots of options that offer quick results.

Don't let the holidays get you down. The season should be a time for fun and family. Keep these chiropractic tips in mind to get through the holidays in one piece. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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