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Chiropractic Holiday Survival Guide

The holiday season is a time for fun, food and family.  Unfortunately, it’s also a time that can cause stress and a decline in health. It’s easy to get caught up in taking care of everyone but yourself during this time of year. However, these four chiropractic tips should help guide you throughout this season and beyond.

  1. Cooking: Preparing meals can mean slouching over pots, standing while stirring, bending over while rolling dough or completing other cooking tasks. Try standing on a mat to give yourself some comfort. It’s also important to shift your weight from one leg to the other so one side of your body doesn’t get the brunt of the pressure.
  2. Driving: If you’re planning to drive over the holidays, it is important to use lumbar support in the car to prevent an ache in your back. Also, try to get out and stretch often or do small stretches in the car to keep your joints flexible.
  3. Decorating: Whether you’re putting up or taking down decorations, this is one of the biggest chores of the season. To prepare, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, avoid lifting or carrying heavy boxes, and avoid pulling a muscle by reaching too far or overextending yourself.
  4. Shopping: Yes,shopping can also cause stress, even when it’s a good sale. If you’re shopping in-store for last-minute gifts or catching after season sales, try to avoid carrying heavy bags. Instead, visit your car frequently and drop off bags.

As the holidays wrap up and the new year approaches, consider scheduling a wellness appointment.  Chiropractors can help prevent pain, keep off the weight and even give your immune system a boost during the cold months. Contact our office for an appointment to keep you aligned and healthier.