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Holiday Anxiety Can Be Beat: Try This

By Virginia Laird

Throughout the year, millions admit to have battled with anxiety at some point. While any amount of anxiety can be brutal, these emotions linked with the holidays can be unbearable. Because there are many who struggle to beat these emotions, health and wellness experts have put together a list of helpful tips to control such feelings, including:

  • Meditate each morning
  • Consider finding a gym nearby
  • Go to bed at a decent hour

Meditate Each Morning

Research suggests that meditating daily can be a good way to release anxiety. Although you may love the holiday season, for many it brings with it a plethora of anxiety and stress. Whether it is holiday shopping, large crowds and family, or other holiday things that raise your stress level, I have found that it can be beneficial to meditate. It is recommended that when meditating to find a quiet space with a little calm music or no noise at all and just simply relax. Some suggest yoga to be a great way to find a way to find your meditation center. As you prepare to head to your family's home for the holiday, make sure you have all your necessary things you need to meditate daily.

Consider Finding a Gym Nearby

Health and wellness experts suggest that getting in a workout can always help alleviate stress. For those who find their life full of anxiety while visiting family for the holidays, making use of a local gym or going for a jog can help prevent stress and anxiety. Heading to your destination, make sure you have checked out all the local gyms. Be prepared with your workout clothes and continue to exercise daily for a stress-free visit.

Go to Bed at a Decent Hour

Research suggests that those who make sleep a priority are generally more energetic and less stressed. Many health and wellness experts suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. However, there are many who require more sleep than this to function properly. These experts advise that the best way to ensure you get plenty of sleep is to commit to going to bed at a decent hour. Trying to stay up too late and sleep in the following morning may not work out in your best interest.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Charles, Mo.

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