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Leisure Time and Discomfort: How to Enjoy Time Off

By Genevieve Cunningham

As adults, our favorite time is any time spent off the clock. It's our leisure time, our vacation time, our time spent doing what we want as opposed to what we have to do. Leisure time really can't be beat. But what happens when your play and relaxation time is painful? When it actually hurts your body to relax? Luckily, painful resting time does not have to be a staple in your life. In fact, it can feel refreshing, comfortable, and peaceful. How? If you want to get rid of pain that hinders your downtime, take a look at these tips for feeling your best starting now. 

Why Relaxation Hurts

It's not the actual relaxation time that hurts the body. It's everything that leads up to that point. We're constantly on the go. We're working or hustling in one way or another. We're pushing ourselves to stay busy, and when we finally get a chance to relax, our bodies are riddled with tension. We may feel stiffness or soreness in the joints or muscles. We may feel like our back can't quite relax all the way. If we want to enjoy our relaxation time, we have to learn to deal with this tension and manage it long-term. 

Stretching Really Helps

One really easy way to release tension is to incorporate stretching into your day. When you wake up in the morning, stretch your body just a little. At lunch, do another quick stretch. And before bed, stretch once more. This allows you to release tension all day long, and at the end of the day, you may notice less stiffness and more mobility as a result. If you need ideas for good stretches, a quick internet search can help you come up with a routine that suits your body and its needs perfectly. 

You Should Definitely Start Chiropractic Care

Another great way to manage tension and improve your body's overall health is to see a chiropractor on a regular basis. Why? Because chiropractors go straight to the source of your problems -- the spine. They'll use a gentle procedure to manually adjust the spine, release tension, and reduce pain. With regular visits, you may also find other benefits such as better sleep, more energy, and fewer headaches. More regular visits will also help you manage tension and pain long-term, which means when you finally take a day to rest and recuperate, your body will be able to fully relax and enjoy the downtime. 

If you would like to add chiropractic care to 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 the hassle. Chiropractic care can help eliminate pain -- from your work life, home life, and leisure life -- and keep you feeling better than ever in your body. Get moving toward better health in your life with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic as soon as today.

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

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