As the holiday season begins, a lot of extras get added to our schedules. Whether it is a Christmas party, baking extra cookies, or holiday shopping, it is easy to get overwhelmed this time of year. Even though it is “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” it adds extra stress to our lives. We all know stress is a bad thing, but it can affect us in more ways than just feeling tired or run down. Stress decreases our immune system's ability to fight off illness. It also increases pain levels. When we are under a lot of pressure, our bodies tend to hold onto fat and gain weight. It is important to always remember to take time for yourself and decompress, but even more so during this busy season of our lives. Good ways to de-stress include getting a massage, reading a book, listening to calming music, and even getting adjusted can help decrease muscle tension, reduce pain, and improve your immune function! Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to help cope with added stress during the holidays!
We at HealthWise want to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday! We hope to see you soon!