Why visit Chiropractic by Thriveology for happier holidays? While it may be a time of cheer and goodwill, the holidays can also be overwhelming and stressful. In fact, it can be so hectic that people often find themselves not feeling very happy or healthy. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to give yourself the gift of a trip to Thriveology for relief.
Stress of the Season
With so many extra tasks to accomplish – decorating, shopping, cooking, entertaining, and travel – it is hard not to feel a little (or a lot of) holiday stress. Add in some family drama on top of all your regular day-to-day responsibilities and you may find yourself developing aches and pains in your back, your jaw, or your neck. You may even develop some chronic headaches or stomach aches. Not to worry. Getting chiropractic care during the holidays is a great way to put your health first during the holiday season. Your chiropractor can help you ease your body’s stress and relieve the aches and pains that come with tension and stress.
Travel takes a toll on your spine. Whether it’s standing in long lines, sitting on planes, bad weather, or heavy traffic, travel takes a toll on your body. If you visit Chiropractic by Thriveology, we can help. A chiropractor can soothe the strain that comes with travel.
Colds and Flu
Tis the season for colds and flu but with all the change and stress, your body’s immune system may not be at its best. Regular visits to a chiropractor can help your body keep illnesses at bay. Chiropractor visits can help your immune system keep up with the stress and change in weather. A strong immune system can help you avoid colds and the flu.
Over the holidays, our smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and other hand-held devices experience heavy usage. Prolonged use can create tension in your neck and back muscles because the downward tilt of your head is not a natural position for your body. This tilt puts enormous pressure on the muscles in your head, neck, shoulders, and back. It can create muscle aches, subluxations, strains, and even sprains in these areas.
Excessive holiday use of handheld devices can make these issues even worse. Regular chiropractic care can help undo back and neck aches and irritations, helping improve the issues in your body. Your chiropractor can also show you stretches and positions to improve “text neck” and to minimize these issues in the future.
The Season for Poor Nutritional Choices
The holidays include some delicious but not so nutritious food choices. Cookies, cakes, breads, pies, and other snacks can make it hard to eat nutritious food. No wonder people tend to gain weight over the holidays! Additionally, people tend to drink more alcohol and the combination can make your digestive system sluggish. Chiropractor visits can also help your digestive system get back on track. Making healthier choices can also help.
Your chiropractor can make adjustments to help your digestive system get back to its regular schedule. When you visit Chiropractic by Thriveology, we can’t do much to prevent possible weight gain from too much pie, so try to ease up on the sweets and incorporate healthy choices like vegetables, greens salads, and fruits.
Shopping can be a great deal of fun for some people but it can also be hard on your body. Heavy bags and large boxes can cause neck, shoulder, back, and elbow pain. Long periods of time on hard surfaces or concrete floors can also contribute to back, knee, and foot pain. A number of people end up throwing their back out while loading and unloading heavy boxes. Being mindful of all of this can help you avoid injury. If you end up with aches and pains anyway, visit your chiropractic office for help. When you visit Chiropractic by Thriveology in Denver, we can soothe the aches and pains created from hours of shopping.
Getting heavy boxes out of storage, climbing up to hang lights, cutting down, and hauling trees can all be a bit more like acrobatics than decorating. Decorating can be a bit more dangerous than people realize, so it is a great time to try to slow down and be more careful.
Heavy, wet snow can be hard to shovel and shoveling can be hard on the body. Be sure to use good ergonomic form when shoveling to avoid injury. It can be a great form of exercise but it can also be way too easy to overdo it. Consider hiring someone to take care of those walks for you.
Chiropractic Care is a Great Way to Pamper
With all the extra things you do during the holiday season, going to the chiropractor can be a great way to relax and do something that feels good to your body. After all the shopping, cleaning, cooking, baking, wrapping, shopping, and party preparations, who doesn’t want to feel a little better? A chiropractor can help with relaxation, reduce inflammation, increase mobility, and release muscle tension. This is all particularly helpful during the holidays.
If you enjoy a trip to the chiropractor, share the experience with family and friends. Gift a trip to the chiropractor as a way to share the joy of feeling better during this stressful season. If you benefit from it, you can expect your loved ones will too. Chiropractic care can help with so many different issues and it can contribute to an overall sense of well-being.
Why visit Chiropractic by Thriveology for happier holidays in Denver? To feel better, of course. If you are feeling some of the downsides of the holiday season, call us to make an appointment today. We can help you find relief from whatever aches and pains you are suffering from, and we can help you get back to feeling better so that you can focus on all the wonderful things that the holidays bring. We look forward to helping you feel your best.