WhiteMud Blog

A Stress Free Holiday

Posted: December 17, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

We are getting down to the crunch time it is one week until Christmas.  Many of us have a variety of parties, concerts, and other events we have been invited to.   Along with all of the social events, we are busy trying to buy and wrap gifts, decorate and much more.  With all these things, often we forget about taking care of ourselves, abandoning our routine thinking that we do not have the time to work out, eat healthy, sleep, or see the chiropractor.  This can lead to us getting sick, sore necks and backs, and headaches, not a way to spend your holiday.  Here are a few tips to help you get through the holiday season healthy, happy, and relatively stress-free.
Keep up with your exercise routine, even if it is reduced.  Exercise is a great stress reducer, can keep your waistline in check, especially with extra temptations around and can help keep you feeling your best.  A quick routine at home can help keep you on track without taking too much of your time.  Your Edmonton chiropractor can show you a routine that can help not only keep your back pain at bay, but keep your body in shape.  For more information, check out www.whitemudchiro.com
With the parties, buying, wrapping, and assembling gifts, often our sleep gets shorter than it should.  Sleep is when our bodies repair, not only the body, but the brain as well.  Lack of sleep can affect our mentally capacity making things harder than they should be, which can make things take longer than they normally would, causing us to stay up later to complete them and the cycle continues.  Instead of trying to do everything in one night, try going to bed a little earlier.  Having a good night’s sleep, you will wake up more refreshed and ready for the day, able to complete all the tasks needed. 
Try to take time for yourself, book a massage to ease those aches and pains away, perhaps for after the Christmas season for something to look forward to.  Keep up with your chiropractic care, as regular chiropractic adjustments can keep you feeling your best, so you can keep up with all the holiday needs.  No one wants to go through the holidays with headaches, or neck or back pain.  Call your Edmonton Chiropractic and Massage today at 780-430-7549. 
Finally, remember that everything will work out perfectly.  Take time to enjoy the parties, the children, the lights and other festivities.  Don’t get so focused on things being perfect that you miss out! 
Happy Holidays!