Cakes, cookies, pumpkin lattes, and apple pie. The four food groups of the holiday season – and a recipe for inflammation, fatigue, and maybe even a few extra pounds around the waistline. We’ve all been there. Maybe you’ve fallen asleep on the couch less than 20 minutes after leaving the kitchen table once or twice? Well, thankfully you don’t need to give up everything you crave to feel better this holiday season. In fact, a few small, smart choices can help you have a much healthier and happier holiday.
Why it Matters:
Staying well hydrated is a crucial step towards staying healthy and eating less junk. Simply drinking a full glass of water at breakfast, lunch, and dinner can make a positive impact on reducing irritating inflammation and curbing your holiday appetite. And don’t forget about that little thing called sleep – your body needs it to recharge and recover. Staying as close as possible to your regular sleep schedule will help you best manage your stress levels during the hectic holidays. And of course, call your Chiropractor! Research has shown that Chiropractic adjustments can reduce the stress on both the body and mind by reducing all of that stored up muscle tension. Now that’s a smart healthcare decision for the holidays!
The holidays are a great time to show someone you care. We love highlighting research that matters to you and your loved ones because we care about you! If you know someone who gets sick every year around the holidays, the chances are that it’s a result of too much stress! We encourage you to be proactive and share this research with them so that they have a happier and healthier holiday season this year. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call!
(1) Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation for neck pain. Alternative therapies in health and medicine. November 2011
(2) Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2017
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.