Is Your Body Ready for the Holiday Season?
By Genevieve Cunningham
The holidays are almost here. They're seriously right around the corner, and many of us are already feeling the excitement and the stress that comes with it. But beyond the worries and the fun activities, the holidays can be physically hard on our bodies. Is your body ready for it? If you are interested in maintaining your physical health throughout the holiday season, take a look at how to prepare your body for the good and bad of the season ahead.
Get More Rest
The holidays are exhausting! The travel, the shopping, the dealing with relatives. Because it can be so tiring, it's important to start getting enough rest right now. If you're sleep deprived, it will only make the holidays more stressful. It's more important now than ever to stick to your bedtime, skip the electronics, and make sleep a priority. You'll be so glad you did when your energy levels are up and your moods are stable through the holiday rush.
The holidays bring so many wonderful treats to the table -- literally! If you want to keep your body in good health and skip the extra pounds, commit to your exercise program starting today. This will help you burn calories and build muscles and work off any extra treats that you indulge in. Run, walk, do aerobics, do it all! Just keep moving to help you feel strong, flexible, and slim all the way through the season.
Work Out Aches and Pains
You're in for some late nights and early mornings over the next few months. This can inevitably cause aches and pains in the body, especially in the back, neck, and joints. To avoid the extra pain, make sure that you're moving, getting massages, resting appropriately, and doing all you can to work out these discomforts. The more you focus on eliminating these problem spots, the better you're going to feel when the busy season arrives and you never stop moving.
The holidays are a lot to handle! It's nonstop and wonderful all at the same time! The healthier you keep your body, the easier it is to manage and the better you're going to feel when it's all over. Use these tips to keep your health moving in the right direction, and enjoy your holiday season more than ever before.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.