• Dr. Susan Knight-Nanni

5 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

The holidays are upon us, and the stress and anxiety that comes with making this time perfect and memorable can sometimes feel overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve compiled some surefire ways to fight off the holiday stress, so that you can enjoy your time instead of succumbing to strain and tension.

1. Chiropractic Care

If you’re struggling to manage your stress levels, then you should visit a chiropractor. Chiropractic care focuses on adjusting your spine and restoring balance to your nervous system, therefore relieving muscle tension and its associated problems e.g. insomnia.

You will experience a relief from neck pains, headaches, backaches, and mental stress, once you’ve seen a chiropractor.

2. Meditation and Prayer

Meditation and prayer are lauded as excellent techniques to relieve stress. These tranquil techniques have been known to promote inner peace, reduce worry, and minimize anxiety. And the best part of these age old techniques is that they can be performed anywhere and at any time, without inconveniencing you.

So if you’re looking for a quick way to relieve stress, improve sleep, and enhance mental awareness this holiday, take 10-15 minutes each day to meditate and pray.

3. Exercise

When you exercise, endorphins are released into your brain. These endorphins have numerous benefits, including stress relief, sleep enhancement, mood enhancement, and regulated blood sugar levels.

In fact, if you are an inactive person, stress will have a bigger impact on you and your body. Thankfully, your exercises do not have to be elaborate and long. Simply start or end your day with 30-minutes of stretches, jogging, swimming, walking your dog, yoga, or any other exercise you can think of.

4. Balanced Diet

Sugary foods, refined and processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, and refined vegetable oils, are just a few of the foods that will heighten your stress levels, disrupt your sleep, and enhance your fatigue. You need to stay away from these foods.

Instead, your balanced diet should consist of B vitamins, C vitamins, calcium, leafy veggies, cruciferous veggies, proteins, Omega 3s, healthy fats, and whole foods. These types of foods contain nutrients that aid in natural stress relief, while being healthy options for your body.

5. Spend Time Outdoors

If you have a park, forest, or trail near your house or office, you should carve out some time to spend in these places. Spending time outdoors and interacting with nature has been shown to relieve stress and improve your mood, making it an important option for you.

Book your chiropractic appointment today, and get rid of the stress that threatens to shadow this holiday season.

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