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Get a Handle on Holiday Stress & Celebrate the Season

chiropractor touching a patient's neckThe holidays are almost upon us, and with them comes significant stress. No matter how enjoyable this festive season may be, the holidays typically involve lots of planning, travel, balancing family dynamics and foods we’re not used to eating.

The result is additional physical, chemical and emotional stress that taxes our nervous system. All this stress means our cortisol and adrenals (stress hormones) are high, which suppresses our immune system. That’s why so many people get sick around the holidays.

Some Simple Health Tips to Remember

There are some easy ways to fortify your body’s defenses against holiday stress. Elderberry syrup is an excellent immune system support, as is sticking to your health routine—getting exercise, sleeping enough and eating well. At Family Connection Chiropractic, we encourage our members to prioritize sleep and focus on getting proper nutrition by remembering the 80/20 rule. If 80 percent of what you eat is healthy, you can enjoy those holiday treats with minimal effect.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractic care boosts the immune system by removing spinal misalignment that causes stress to build up in the body. When the body is under more stress, the nervous system cannot adapt and the immune system becomes suppressed. It can get hectic this time of year, but making time to get checked and adjusted regularly can help you avoid getting sick and maintain the energy to enjoy the festivities.

Getting your kids chiropractic care is important too! Their bodies are under as much stress as ours, and keeping their nervous systems functioning optimally can help them adapt to holiday travel and stress without succumbing to seasonal bugs.

Contact us to book appointments for your family.


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