Your Holiday Health Prep: Don't Forget Chiropractic
By Genevieve Cunningham
The holidays may seem far away now, but it won’t be long before they’re right on top of us. This is the time of year when time flies faster than ever. One minute we’re in shorts and basking in the sun, and the next we’re singing Christmas carols. Because of the incredibly fast pace of this time of year, it’s easy to get behind. Work, shopping, exercise … it all starts to suffer. And while we can get caught up on most things over time, it’s important to keep a handle on your health. Health is the one thing that we really need in order to enjoy our time the most. But what can we do? If you’re interested in protecting your health now and through the holiday season, take a look at these tips to get you moving in the right direction.
Start With Some Gentle Exercise
Many people skip exercise at this time of year. We all get so busy! Exercise tends to be one of the first things to go. But if you really want to stay healthy, and you really want to enjoy the holidays, make gentle exercise a part of your routine and keep it there. Walk, jog, yoga, swim, aerobics. Choose something that makes you feel good and gives you energy. This will help you maintain stamina, strength, and stable moods through the holiday season.
Focus on Maintaining Calories
Don’t try to cut calories right now. There are so many holiday goodies waiting for you! If you go the restriction route, you’ll likely lead yourself to a binge. Instead, just focus on maintenance. Stick with the proper number of calories from here all the way through the season. This leaves room for treats and holiday goodies, but helps you avoid extreme excess. In the long run, this is the most sustainable way to keep your weight in check through the holidays.
Don’t Forget to Get Chiropractic Care
The holidays mean standing in lines, traveling, and sleeping in foreign places. And what does this mean? Back pain! If you’re really looking to stay healthy through the holidays, make chiropractic care a part of your routine today. Chiropractors can remove restrictions from the body, thus alleviating (and preventing!) pain, improving mobility, boosting sleep and focus, and even strengthening the immune system. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep the body healthy and prepared for anything … so get to the clinic starting now.
If you would like to make chiropractic care a part of your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra stress or hassle. Getting your health in the holidays should definitely start early. It should start now! Get your body and mind healthy and ready for the upcoming season with these tips and a trip to The Joint as soon as today.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.