Stress-Free Holidays with Chiropractic CareOur favorite season is upon us again, along with it comes the festivities with friends and family, as well as unhealthy eating, gaining extra pounds, and potential sickness. It is not just the cold weather that gets people sick during this time of the year, but also stress and tension. While there is so much to be grateful for, it is also easy to get wrapped up in the holiday frenzy and forget to take care of your own health. Some of the best things you can do is eat well, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and visit your chiropractor for a stress-free, pain-free holidays. At the Advanced Chiropractic Relief, we’ve gathered some helpful tips to keep you healthy while enjoying the holiday.

Indulging on Food

Few of the many sumptuous dishes that most people look forward to during the holiday season are
turkey and the countless side dishes that come with it. This makes it very challenging to stick to our diet and
keep our weight where we want it to be while indulging in our favorite holiday dishes. Below are some tips to remember while enjoying holiday foods:

  • Consume smaller portions – This may be difficult to do when you can’t get enough of all
    the good food. But it is important to eat small portions in order for you to enjoy
    everything without overeating.
  • Try to have a personal rule – Instead of completely restricting yourself from eating
    sweets or other desserts, allow yourself to indulge in certain dishes. However, you
    should only let yourself have a certain amount and try not to go overboard. Treat
    yourself, but control the amount of food you will be eating.
  • Limit alcohol consumption – Drink moderately as excessive amounts of alcohol can
    weaken our immune system. Intoxication can lead to awkward conversations and dangerous behaviors, which can ruin the holiday festivities for everyone.
  • Do not arrive hungry – Attending a holiday party with an empty stomach leads us to
    believe that we need to eat more than we really should. Eating a small snack before
    heading over to a party will also help restrain the need to overeat.

    Don’t Shop ‘Til You Drop

    Overdoing your shopping by carrying bags and boxes that are too heavy or walking around stores for long hours can cause back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain and elbow pain. Loading and unloading heavy boxes into your back seat can throw your back out. Take it easy and be careful when shopping to avoid injury. Make several trips to the store to buy gifts, rather than do it all at once.

    Regular Exercise

    During the warm summer months, most of us try to work out as much as we can to try and look good in our swimsuits. But during the colder fall and winter months, most of us try to stay cozy
    and almost completely forget the need to stay active. Try adding 10-15 minutes of aerobic exercises, jogging/walking or even dancing to your daily routine. Exercising can help you stay healthy and can help you battle stress levels during the fall and winter seasons. It also helps lower your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

    Chiropractic Care

    During the holidays, most people are stressed, both mentally and physically. This causes headaches, neck pain, back pain and jaw pain. Over-the-counter medications may provide temporary relief from the symptoms, but they won’t treat the cause of the pain. Chiropractic adjustments help restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement. Before the holiday season kicks in, make appointment to visit your chiropractor in Houston to avoid dealing with pain associated with stress or tension, such as headaches, backaches or neck pain.

    Visit Advanced Chiropractic Relief in Houston

    Dr. Gregory Johnson, an award-winning Chiropractor in Houston, offers chiropractic care that focuses on treating the causes of your aches and discomforts during this time of the year. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, holistic and effective approach to managing painful conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of people of all ages. The holiday season is all about giving, so give back to yourself the gift of chiropractic care and Contact Advanced Chiropractic Relief by using our contact form to Schedule an Appointment. Our office is conveniently located at 363 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite 1060 Houston, Texas 77060.