Running on Empty? Chiropractic Comes to the Rescue
By Sandy Schroeder
Your head may be pounding. Your back may be screaming, and all you really want to do is hide out until the dust settles. Every year, I experience these symptoms at the holidays, but somehow everything comes together. My family and I pause to count our blessings, and then surge ahead into the New Year.
Reserve a Rescue Crew
If you can relate to these symptoms, a strong rescue crew might be a blessing about now. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you understands perfectly. The Joint’s skilled doctors of chiropractic are on hand to help everyone solve their issues and savor the moment.
When you come in, you may be stressed out, irritable, full of aches and pains, and badly in need of relief from holiday tensions. Your chiropractor will assess the problem and prescribe some spinal health attention.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve aches and pains and create an overall sense of well-being. Better sleep, less stress, more energy and a clearer focus may show up as additional benefits. Others report improved metabolism and better digestion. Wellness is unique to the individual.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the perfect follow-up to maintain momentum, along with a few more helpful tips.
Fitness breaks – Build 30 minutes of activity into each day to maintain your balance and your mood. Do two 15-minute walks or a 30-minute romp in the park with your kids.
Stress outlets – When your muscles tense up, and stay tensed, stop and just breathe. Step away for a few minutes to meditate, talk with a friend, listen to music, or take a short walk.
Sleep repair – Try to keep regular hours and use a quiet zone right before bedtime to help everyone wind down. Kick the electronics out of the bedroom to let go of daily pressures. Use an air filter for white noise, along with blackout drapes and a comfortable mattress and pillow.
Nutrition assistance – Hide the cookies, chips and holiday candy and set out nuts, small tangerines and homemade oatmeal cookies. Fill the fridge with waters, sugar-free juices, yogurts, fresh veggies and whole fruits.
Gratitude – In the midst of the holidays take some time out to visit a shut-in, help at a local hospital, or lend a hand at a local animal shelter. Take the kids along and share the experience.
If you are in need of a holiday rescue, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic and find out how simple life can be. Affordable personal healthcare plans require no insurance. Flexible weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Wellington, Fla.