Are you feeling happy? Man, I hope so… But the reality is – as a chiropractor in Cincinnati, OH, I hear from patients all day long how wiped-out they feel after the holidays.
This can be an incredibly stressful time of the year for many of us. Between the extra obligations, the added expenses, travel, hosting (and possibly family drama), the hustle and bustle…not to mention the food and “celebrations” that may have gone a little over-board.
This is a demanding time of the year for everyone – and can be incredibly stressful. The “Holiday Red Zone” can be really taxing. And your body is now paying the bill. For many people, the months after the holidays can be the “sickest” of the year. Exhaustion, head-aches, weight-game or pain syndromes peak this time of year. And then, of course, we slide right into “Flu Season”. But we all know the truth about that – right?
“You don’t GET sick – you DO sick!”
Well, this year – you don’t have to. Let’s make a new resolution right now – a critical one:
I am not going to DO sick this year.
If you want the inside track on this here’s a simple tip:
Bottom Line: The best way to feel more energized? Stay active! Top research journals have shown that moderate exercise can increase your energy. A simple 10-15 minute walk can get your blood pumping and increase the oxygen coming into your body, helping you feel more energized and maybe even helping you shed a few extra pounds.
Why it Matters: Moderate exercise can help you feel energized by releasing endorphins, which make you feel happier, while contributing to a better quality of sleep. Additionally, exercise helps train the heart to work more efficiently. Ultimately, your immune system will also function better with consistent exercise. In other words, exercise can not only help you feel more energized, but it can reduce your likelihood of getting sick. And combining a moderate exercise routine with chiropractic care may be one of the best ways to stay healthy and energized all year long.
▪ Exercise releases endorphins which make us feel more energized and happier
▪ A simple 10-15 minute walk per day can improve your energy level by over 20%
▪ Regular exercise can help you sleep better and reduce your risk of getting sick
Next Steps: Start with a simple calendar. Schedule at least three days per week that you can take a 10-15 minute walk. By putting the activity on your schedule, it’s more likely that you will follow through. Also, ask us about how chiropractic care may be able to keep you pain-free and on track with your exercise goals. We want to partner with you to make this year your healthiest and happiest year ever!
Thank you to our friends at Spine Wellness Cincinnati for their contribution to our blog.