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How to Keep Your Sanity in the Holiday Countdown

By Sandy Schroeder

Every year I vow to run a tighter ship, shopping early, taking healthy breaks, and refusing to cave as the holiday commotion builds. Then the tension mounts, and before I know it I am snapping at everyone, and even the dog is hiding as holiday chaos wins again.

If this sounds familiar, this may be the time to take a break at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to put everything back into perspective.

What You Will Discover

If you are new to chiropractic, now’s the time to find out why everyone is talking about it. Discovering natural, whole person, drug-free solutions to health, wellness and fitness may be just what you have been missing. When your spine is healthy, your whole body may function better.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve pain and create a new sense of well-being, bringing with it better sleep, more alertness and less stress. You may find weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments keep you at your peak providing that extra surge of energy you need to weather the season and actually enjoy it.

At the same time your chiropractor will have some great shopping tips like these from the American Chiropractic Association.

Stay Fit As You Shop

Eliminate strain – Wear comfortable walking shoes and only carry what you need. Skip the heavy purses.

Arrange for a sitter – Shopping with children invites disaster. Swap babysitting duties with a friend and keep your sanity while you shop.

Drink more water – Stay hydrated with 8 to 10 glasses of water. Save the coffee, tea and wine for later.

Stretch a lot – To fight the tension and protect your muscles, take stretching breaks and offload packages to the trunk as you shop.

Layer up – Choose light comfortable layers of clothing to pull on or shed as you move in and out of stores.

Don’t ignore pain – After a long afternoon of shopping if you are feeling pain, stop for the day and use an ice pack for 20 minutes to reduce the inflammation. Repeat as needed.

Eat healthy – Maintain regular meals with healthy protein and skip the junk food to avoid crashing. Opt for salads, fruits and nuts in place of burgers and fries.

Shop sensibly – Hold shopping excursions down to a few hours, interspersing with other holiday activities to maintain your health and happiness. Everything will look a lot better if you shop one day, and do a holiday lunch the next.

Give your holiday season a boost. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic to get some healthy support. Find out about the affordable personal healthcare packages that require no insurance. Enjoy the flexible weekend and evening hours that need no appointments. Walk-in visits are welcome. See you there.

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

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