The holiday season is upon us. This time of year brings many unique stressors, from emotional to dietary to physical. I want to take some time to share some experiences with you.
Last year I received more than one call about a back injury from lifting a heavy turkey or ham out of the oven. Improper lifting and asymmetrical posture can trigger back spasms. Remember to lift with your legs and engage your core muscles rather than relying on just your strong back when carrying heavy platters, presents or abnormally shaped objects (Christmas trees!). Take frequent breaks to appreciate the goodness, health and bounty in your life. The tendency to rush can cause falls, spasms, accidents and often a sense of just missing out.
If you attend holiday gatherings, typically food and drink are involved. This can be fraught with stress for many of us. Overeating can disrupt our established, healthy sleep patterns and of course can cause weight gain. Eating when we are not hungry can also reinforce bad snacking habits and cause bloating, pain and weight gain.
Chiropractic treatments can help you reduce stress and lead a more balanced life during the holidays and throughout the new year. For more resources and tips, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. We invite you to contact us and discover how you can stay on the path to wellness.