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How to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season

By Alexis Mills

The holiday season is usually a time of indulgence and an endless to-do list that can easily get overwhelming for anyone. Attempting to rush to get everything done can cause us to put our own health on the back-burner. Don't worry, just take deep breaths and get back to the basics this holiday season.

Stay Hydrated

When times get hectic, we are running around, shopping for gifts, decorating, and making sure everything gets checked off our to-do list. Staying hydrated helps to fuel the body and fight off sickness. I recommend carrying a portable water bottle to be a constant reminder to drink water. For an extra boost, I add lemon to make the water taste better while also increasing the health benefits.

Stretch Daily 

Stretching the limbs is not only relaxing and feels great, but it can reduce the chance of injuries. If you don't regularly stretch already, you might begin to notice how much it helps your physical performance, range of motion, and help heal pains you might be having. Stretching can be your mini yoga sessions during the holiday season -- it's a great stress reliever.

See A Chiropractor

When we are attempting to push our bodies to their limits, a trip to the chiropractor could help us get back on track and focused. Even if you are out of town, The Joint Chiropractic has more than 425 clinics nationwide, so you can most likely find a local clinic near you. Whether it is for a preventive measure or you accidentally tweaked something, the Joint Chiropractic could be your savior this holiday season.

Get Moving Every Day

Keeping up your regular exercise routine can be difficult during the holidays, especially while traveling. If you aren't able to fit your normal routine into your schedule, you should at least make the effort to move every day. Whether it's a light workout at the gym, going for a walk around the neighborhood, or an at-home workout routine, setting aside 20 minutes each day goes a long way.

Fit Some Greens into your Diet

Although we all enjoy treating ourselves with yummy food during the holidays, we can enjoy it without over-indulging. Remembering to also fit some fruits and vegetables into our diet during the holidays will keep us fueled with energy to enjoy the holidays as our best self.

Happy Holidays from the Joint Chiropractic and remember that your health is always a priority!

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