Healthy 'Must Do' Steps to Take Right Now

By Sandy Schroeder

As the holiday commotion takes over, there may be one more thing to put on the calendar. That’s a health update. As work, family and holiday plans surge, make sure your health can keep up.

It’s simple and quick when you stop by The Joint Chiropractic to develop a plan. The Joint’s licensed chiropractors help everyone find the best health, wellness and fitness solutions every day.

They will start with your issues on pain, stress or overloads, to find natural solutions that fit your life. The focus will begin with the health of your spine. When your spine is healthy, you may be healthier, too. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide the energy and alertness that you need right now as it relieves joint pain throughout your body.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep you moving right through the whole season. At the same time, you and your chiropractor can structure a health upgrade with tips like these from Prevention.com

Run Your Numbers – If  you have not done your yearly checkup, schedule it and get your numbers for blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and sugar levels. At the same time, get your doctor’s approval for your new fitness plans.

Move 30 minutes daily – Fit three 10-minute intervals of walking, jogging or strength training into your day, at least five times a week. You will be fighting heart disease, diabetes and many cancers, and your mood will lift.

Get outside, get some sun – As you exercise, soak up the sun and push back on stress and depression.

Shed 10 pounds – You will feel lighter and your whole body will be happier, reducing your risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes. If your body mass index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are overweight. Over 30 is considered obese.

Sit down to supper – Skip all the junk food and sweets and eat healthy to generate real body power. You may be amazed at what leafy greens, lush whole fruits, poultry, fish, low fat dairy and nuts can do for your energy. Break out your best recipes and share your suppers with family and friends.

Ditch the stress – As excitement and tension build during the holidays, find at least one good way to let go of tension. You may choose to do a simple deep breathing exercise, show up for yoga or tai chi once a week, or take an hour a day for yourself to just pause with a quiet walk, hot bath or good book.

Hold your own during the holidays with a little help from The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Find out about their affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance, and their flexible weekend and evening hours.

Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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