(CSN) Few things dampen the holidays more than injuries, stress or illness. Between the bumper to bumper traffic, impossible parking, frenzied gift buying, baking and entertaining, remember to take a little time to slow down, practice your patience, plan ahead and be aware that everyone around you is feeling the impact of added stress also.
Here are some tips to help you reduce your stress:
• Cut yourself some slack.
• Shop early when the mall is not as crowded.
• Think quality, not quantity - you do not have to do and go everywhere. Choose what is most important to you and let the other things go.
• Zero in on stress points and make adjustments to your schedule - plan ahead to help avoid the stress.
• Lower expectations - relax and enjoy yourself.
• Give the gifts money can't buy like a photo album of childhood memories.
It's the holiday season, it's snowing and you think: "I could go out and chop some wood for a fire or go and cut down a real Christmas tree this year!" Chopping down your own tree or fire wood is great exercise but take care not to strain your back in the process. A sled can be handy to bring in logs, just make sure not to overload it. Canvas slings also work well, but make sure to not carry too many logs at one time.
At Korsh Spinal Health and Wellness we have some suggestions to help keep you healthy this holiday season:
• Book an appointment for a massage. Our therapeutic massage will help get rid of those kinks and sore muscles.
• Our Far Infrared Jade Heating Pads are on special right now. They are a great way to relax in the evening and would make a great gift.
• Make sure to come in for your 'flu adjustment' to help keep you healthy over the holidays. Studies show a spinal adjustment increases the function of your immune substantially.
• We also carry a wide range of nutritional supplements to help boost your immune system, reduce stress and aid in your overall health.
Call us at 403-782-3341 to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Karsh and the staff wish to you all a Merry Christmas and a happy healthy holiday season.
Resolutions for the next year:
Seek out a Forgotten Friend .
Write a Love Letter.
Give a Soft Answer.
Keep a Promise.
Forgive an Enemy.
Think First of Someone Else.
Be Kind and Gentle.
Express Your Gratitude.
Gladden the Heart of a Child.
Take Pleasure in the Wonder of Life.
Speak Your Love.