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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 8 - Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 8 - Get a Good Night’s Sleep

 Fatigue from loss of sleep is a common cause of many health problems during the holiday season.  As wellness experts, chiropractors help patients take a different, natural approach to sleep problems.  Sleep is the body’s time to re-energize and recharge to get ready for the activities of the next day.  Sleep loss leads to illness, poor mood, decreased productivity, and tension.  With a hectic schedule of the holiday activities, sleep is often sacrificed.  Below are some easy tips to help you sleep better without the use of medications.  

 
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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 7 - Travel Right
The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 7 - Travel Right

The holidays are one of the most popular travel times of the year.  Traveling can lead to back pain, neck pain, headaches, hip pain, and many other aches and pains.  Sitting improperly, in uncomfortable seats, cramped in small spaces for hours upon hours puts a lot of stress and strain on the body.  But there are ways to avoid and reduce these aches and pains so that you can enjoy the holidays.

 
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12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 6 - Relax and Rejuvenate
12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 6 - Relax and Rejuvenate

According to the World Health Organization, stress is the number one health problem in the industrialized world.  During the holidays, stress is often times at an all time high.  Stress can lead to high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, muscle tension in the neck and back, neck and back pain, headaches, irritability and many other problems.  It’s important to manage your stress so that it won’t ruin the holidays.

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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 5 - Relieve Your Headache Naturally
The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 5 - Relieve Your Headache Naturally

For many, this time of the year is filled with stress as holiday activities (shopping, decorating, cooking, and cleaning) are added to normal day-to day responsibilities.  With this extra stress, many experience headaches.  However, headaches do not have to be part of your holiday festivities.  There are many natural ways to relieve headaches so that you can enjoy the holidays.

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Adult & Pediatric Chiropractic - Natural Treatment for the Flu
Adult & Pediatric Chiropractic - Natural Treatment for the Flu

 

It is officially flu season.  Advertisements for flu shots are all around us - at the grocery store, pharmacy, and even the airport!  For those who are looking for a natural treatment for the flu this winter, chiropractic may be the answer.  Check out this video about how adult and pediatric chiropractic care can help boost the immune system.

 

 

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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 4 - Watch Your Back

Back pain is a common occurrence during the holidays.  Common holiday activities like shopping, cooking, and decorating can put a lot of stress on the back.  Low back pain can put a real damper on the cheer of the holiday season.  The good news is that there are ways to relieve or minimize the pain.

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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 3 - Keep Your Feet Pain Free
The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 3 - Keep Your Feet Pain Free

The holidays mean lots of running around for many people.  This can put a lot of stress on the feet and possibly lead to increased back pain.  Before making the trip to the mall, grocery store, or neighborhood caroling, make sure that you have the right pair of shoes.  Many sacrifice comfort for fashion when choosing shoes, but the body often suffers for days from this.  Taking care of your feet this holiday season can decrease foot and back pain.

 
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The 12 Days of Health & Wellness: Day 2 - Make Time for Exercise
The 12 Days of Health & Wellness: Day 2 - Make Time for Exercise

Regular exercise is a great way to gear the body up for the rigors of the holiday season.  Many people don’t realize the toll that long hours shopping, cooking, decorating, and wrapping presents put on the body.  If your body isn’t conditioned for this ‘holiday workout’ you are putting your body at risk for injury and back and body pain.  No one wants their holiday season ruined by injury or pain!


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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 1 - Don’t Overload on Holiday Treats
The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 1 - Don’t Overload on Holiday Treats

 It is especially hard to eat healthy during the holidays.  There are work holiday parties, kids’ school holiday parties, mom’s freshly baked cookies, and family celebrations.  The cookies, treats, snacks, and unhealthy foods are plentiful.  How can you avoid overeating during the holidays?

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Kids Are Just Kids And They Fall On Their Butts! So What?
Kids Are Just Kids And They Fall On Their Butts! So What?

Kids tend not to complain about neck and back pain.  So I am often asked: “Why would kids ever need infant or pediatric chiropractic care?”   I think you might get an idea as to why after watching this video.  It shows some of the common, everyday injuries kids experience.  Most parents find their child had many similar falls to the ones shown after viewing it.  So watch the video and perhaps you will no longer question why kids can have problems in their spines!

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