Think the sugar cookies and mugs of eggnogg are the biggest threat to your health this holiday season? They are - but there's more...how about when you're circling the lot at the mall looking for a parking spot, or going to your in-laws for that interminable family get together - they can be just as cortisol-inducing and detrimental to your health.
Along with emotional or psychological factors, stress can result from trauma and toxicity in your lifestyle. Regardless of the source of your stress, it has the same impact on your nerve system. And your nerve system is your master system. It controls everything: your immune system, your organs, your tissues, your muscles, and your cells. And stress can significantly impact your nerve system, reducing your body's ability to experience health.
Chiropractic care works to balance your nerve system, restore your body's function, and allow you to experience optimum health. It can't make your job or the holidays less stressful but it can help your body adapt to the fast-paced world we live in and reduce the damaging effects of stress.
Don't linger too long on the couch (remember, sitting is the 'new smoking'). Being with family can be a great time to motivate yourself by motivating your family! Go for a family walk, run, play in the snow, toss a football. Or maybe you actually need to slip away from Uncle Harry's political rants - go for a run or visit where your family members work out and hop in on a class with them. The bottom line is... keep moving. Finish the year strong with a commitment to your health!
Quite possibly the tastiest dessert around... holidays or not, you're going to want to try this one. Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth around your table, you'll also not going to have to try very hard to convince your friends and family to try your new "healthy creation"!
Healthy All Year Round
At Franson Family Chiropractic, we don't want you to wait until you're up to your neck in sugar and stress - with only a week to go before the big day visit our health and wellness interactive website (Bonfire Health). There's a lot to learn about being healthy, CLICK HERE and read up on more helpful coping strategies for stress in general, no matter what the time of year!