‘Tis the season for holiday cheer! For fun family gatherings, presents under the tree, for stress and weight gain. For many, the holiday season is the most overwhelming time of the year. Visiting Fletcher Chiropractic this holiday season has many benefits for your health during this time of year. Here are six reasons you should consider visiting a chiropractor this holiday season.
1. Reduces Stress
The holiday season can bring out a lot of stress. You have constant commitments and responsibilities, but it is important to remember to take care of yourself. Holiday stress might come in a package that includes the neck, back, and jaw pain and shoulder tension. Our bodies tense up when we are under a lot of stress, leaving us vulnerable to other forms of injuries. Chiropractic care is a great way to help reduce the physical effects of stress on your body.
2. Staying Healthy
November and December are the beginning of cold and flu season. Having regular chiropractic adjustments can help balance the nervous system and strengthen our immune system. This may help you be able to fight off illnesses that are common during the winter months.
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for traveling. Being confined in a car or plane for long periods of time can take a toll on your body. With the reduced movement and uncomfortable spaces, multiple injuries can occur, including misalignments in the back and neck and pinched nerves. A chiropractic adjustment can be beneficial after travel!
4. Digestion Aid
Our eating habits often change during the holiday season. We tend to eat more food and heavier food. Our digestive system is often weighted down after all those Christmas cookies and fun New Years parties. Chiropractic adjustments can help by promoting good digestive flow during the holiday season!
5. Pain Relief
Nebraska winters can be brutal. From shoveling snow off the driveway to heavy lifting, winter can take a toll on your body. Carrying all the extra heavy bags, loading boxes into cars, and cutting down that Christmas tree could cause an unknowing injury. If you are experiencing pain from these types of seasonal labor, it can be beneficial to see a chiropractor.
6. Seasonal Depression
Due to having less sunlight during the winter, our Vitamin D levels reach a low during the holiday season. This, paired with holiday stress, creates a recipe for depression during the winter. Chiropractic care is an excellent approach to managing the effects of seasonal depression by having a positive impact on the body’s immune system.