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Keeping the Holidays Stress and Pain-Free

By Brandi Goodman 

Stress tends to take over during the holiday months. You have so much on your to-do list that tension takes over your body and causes pain. Many of the holiday tasks can cause pain on their own, making for a truly uncomfortable experience that lasts throughout the duration of the season. With a few tips in mind, you can take both the stress and the pain out of the holidays.

Tips for a Stressless Holiday

The first thing you should do for a stressless holiday is shorten your to-do list. Many of the tasks you think you need to accomplish are really unnecessary. Focus on what's most important to you and your family. You don't have to attend every holiday party you're invited to. You can also skip the wrapping and buy bags instead. Plan to purchase family gifts rather than individual ones to save yourself time shopping and money spent. There's plenty of ways to take some of the stress out of the holidays. You just have to cut back in ways that make sense for you.

Tips for a Painless Holiday

Eliminating some of the stress should eliminate the potential for pain since you won't be feeling as much tension in your neck and shoulders. Certain tasks can bring pain themselves though, such as hanging up decorations. You may find your back hurting if you're constantly bending to lift heavy decorations and reaching to get them hung. Lift with your legs so you aren't putting strain on your back. Reposition your ladder to the precise spot you need so you don't have to reach. Using extra caution will help you to avoid hurting yourself and experiencing aches.

A Chiropractor Eases Stress and Pain

A trip to the chiropractor is also going to help around the holiday season. An adjustment can both ease stress and pain simultaneously. Stop in at The Joint Chiropractic to see how one of their doctors can assist you. They may also have additional tips to provide if you request them. 

Your health and well-being can be greatly impacted by stress and pain. Keep yourself healthy and well by avoiding pain and stress this holiday season with a few tips in mind. You'll be more likely to enjoy the holidays and want to continue celebrating them.

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

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