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Banish Your Holiday (and Winter) Pain Now

By Brandi Goodman  

The holiday season brings with it a lot of discomfort and stress. Even past the New Year and into winter, you have a slew of problems that can develop and cause you pain. Banish your holiday and winter pain now using a few tips.

Plan Ahead

It's best to plan ahead no matter what it is you're doing. When you want to spend some time outside but the weather is much too cold for a basic jacket to handle, layer up. Find all your winter garments and ensure you've got a hat, gloves, boots, and coat that will keep you warm enough. 

The same planning is needed any time you hope to decorate. Whether you're setting up holiday decorations or taking them down to replace with seasonal decor, you should get everything out and ready so it's within your reach. This will save you the trouble of trying to reach, stretch, and struggle to grab something. 

Stretch

Before any activities, you need to stretch out well. Failing to do so results in stiff joints that are easier to injure while you attempt to work. You need your body flexible and able to move with ease. Stretching can help with that and ensure you're capable of taking on whatever task it is you're hoping to accomplish.

Work Together

Whether it's setting up decor, icing the driveway, or handling other winter chores, you should have a full family or friends working together to get the job done. Leaving it to one person can quickly result in pain for that person. The more you have to handle alone, the more stress your body will feel. Get several people to tackle the task and it will be more beneficial for everyone involved.

Maintain Your Health

You're more likely to experience discomfort if you're indulging in unhealthy habits and not getting enough sleep at night. Your body and mind can work better on a satisfied stomach with plenty of nutritional foods and with a good night's rest. 

Don't let pain stop you from enjoying the holidays, your winter break, or the winter season in general. The icy sidewalks and cold weather can play a major role in your discomfort if you let it. Find ways to combat the discomfort it brings and you'll be more likely to enjoy the season with far less to worry about.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Apex, N.C.

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