The holidays are upon us all in McHenry. All of
us McHenry chiropractors, teachers, parents, workers, and employees are
feeling the holiday stress. Let’s all make a vow to better cope this year! Here
are 5 tools OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers:
- A Grateful Attitude
- Be grateful. Gratitude leads to joy which is what the
holiday season is all about!
- Eat well especially on in-between party days.
- Mix in fruits and vegetables.
- Enjoy the sweets, but don't go crazy with them. Unneeded
sugar for immediate energy turns into fat. Fat doesn’t help back pain or
- Stay hydrated. Begin a new water drinking habit. Eight
glasses of water a day is a fine start! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic promotes water
consumption for your bone, skin, spinal disc, bowel, mind, and appetite! (1)
- Just move. Walk more.
- Schedule a workout or a yoga class (2) or a walk at
the gym or on the treadmill.
- Start a new routine of waking to motion with a simple
exercise you can do while in bed even: knee-chest and hamstring stretch.
- Don’t ignore signs of back pain or neck pain. All that McHenry
shopping and gift wrapping (There's no ideal position to get this job done!)
may strain your spine. Schedule a visit to your McHenry chiropractor - your back pain specialist - sooner than later. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is
here for you!
- Breathe. Focus on the breath when too many choices appear, too many cookies have to be baked, too many gifts have to be
wrapped. Just breathe. It's astonishing what
6 even breaths in and out will do.
- Visualize calm. When "too much" comes your way, visualize
yourself in your favorite location: a beach, a snow capped mountain, a hot tub,
a lounge chair in front of a fire. Ahhh.
- Close your eyes. Not while you're actually driving to
grandmother's house, but close your eyes for a moment while sitting at your
desk or in your car. Closing your eyes shuts out all the stimuli if only for a
- Soak in the sun whenever possible. Its Vitamin D does
wonders for your bones and immunity and spirit! (3)
- Appreciate some McHenry chiropractic care!
- Sleep gives your mind and body a rest to be ready for more!
The holidays are so busy. The time is so short. The demands –
self imposed or family imposed or work imposed or society imposed – are high. Your
McHenry chiropractor and all the staff at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic feel it,
too. Let’s support each other this year! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic looks forward to your relaxing,
re-energizing, pain-relieving holiday McHenry chiropractic visit!
Contact us today. Happy Holidays!
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