For many people, the holiday season is both a wonderful time of year and a potentially stressful period. It’s great to see family and friends in a festive atmosphere, but for those organizing events or taking on additional responsibilities at work or home, it’s important to balance seasonal cheer with relaxation and some time for yourself.
At Apollo Health, we’re here to help in these efforts through our chiropractic care services, massage therapy solutions and many related areas. We’ll help you channel your holiday energy in positive ways, plus keep your body aligned while helping limit your stress and any physical effects it may be having on you. In today’s blog, we’ll go over some of the common holiday issues chiropractic care and massage therapy can assist with, plus a few additional tips on staying balanced and healthy this season.
Common Holiday Issues
While the holidays are generally a positive and cheery time, there are a few ways you can get yourself into trouble this time of year, both physically and mentally. These include:
- Taking on too much stress and responsibility, often leading to physical symptoms or exacerbation of current injuries
- Limited emphasis on exercise and overall health and wellness due to other responsibilities
- Overeating, particularly consuming too much sugar and throwing the body out of whack
- Exposure to a greater number of people and places, potentially leading to increased flu or cold risks
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Luckily, chiropractic care and massage therapy are services that can help you avoid or mitigate virtually all of these risks. Many people are well aware of the de-stressing effect of such services – in fact, many receive regular adjustments specifically for this purpose, and it’s a fantastic outlet for those who might be a bit busier than usual this time of year.
In addition, regular adjustments will help maintain spinal and overall wellness even if your ability to exercise is somewhat limited over the holidays. It strengthens the immune system, helping keep you safe from illness risks and even helping your body adjust to, shall we say, altered dietary habits this time of year.
Exercise and Health Tips
In addition to taking advantage of our chiropractic and massage services, it’s important to do your best to maintain exercise and other bodily health areas. Setting aside even 30 minutes per day for light to moderate exercise can have a huge impact, especially if you’re planning to eat a few unusually large meals this season. In addition, even as you’re enjoying the various seasonal food items available, look for ways to still consume lots of green vegetables, lean protein and complex carbohydrates to keep the body properly fueled and functioning well.
For more on how to utilize chiropractic care, massage therapy and our other services during the holidays, speak to the staff at Apollo Health today.