Congratulations! You breezed past November and took on December like a champion. Sure, you may have over indulged a little too much during the past two hectic holiday months, but that’s what the season is for. Don’t worry because now is the time to get back on track!During the holidays, your body takes a huge beating with traveling, shopping, and even over eating. That is why it is MOST important to re-establish a self-care and wellness routine can help restore and rejuvenate your system in the new year.
Here are some tips on how establish a sense of normalcy again.
Clear your space of clutter. Start your post holiday routine by taking down holiday decorations. Holiday decor not only takes up physical space but it can trigger emotions and memories, both good and bad. De-cluttering especially after the holidays can help establish a sense of accomplishment , plus it will help make spring cleaning a breeze!
Restore your body with hydration. The holidays can bring on an excessive amount of sugar and alcohol. Sometimes during the holidays, keeping up with drinking enough water can fall to the wayside. Staying hydrated is a natural way to flush and detox your system. Increasing your water intake after the holidays can provide muscle and joint flexibility, improve cardiovascular health and sharpen your concentration.
Make sleep a priority. The holidays wait for no one. Between hosting parties, attending events and prepping for the holidays, you might find yourself not getting enough sleep. Get back into a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time. Also, you an try limiting your screen time before hitting the pillow. Blue light glasses or filters on your phone an hour or two before bed can be a huge help too! Getting enough sleep can help reduce stress, lower the risk for diabetes, and heart disease and increase endurance.
Now that you have cleaned your mental and physical space, it’s important to revisit your daily or weekly routine that was in place prior to the holiday season! Hop back on the exercise train again, and be sure to schedule your appointments for regular chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments help clear your nervous system of extra stress on the body. Once the subluxation is removed you will feel more energized, and your immune system will be able to function at it’s best. Chiropractic adjustments actually increase resilience of the nervous system’s ability to adapt to stress. Getting back into a self-care routine is beneficial mentally, emotionally and physically. YOUR BODY WILL THANK YOU.
If you haven’t been in since before the holidays or are feeling a little extra stressed, please give us a call at 515-278-9678 we would love to see you in the office this year.