Holiday Stress

The holidays are a wonderful time for family and friends to get together and celebrate, but this year is a little different.  Celebrate the holidays safely during the pandemic. If you want to enjoy the holidays, then you should avoid holiday stress, both mental and physical. There are a few tips that you should follow to be sure that you are feeling your best this holiday season. Fortunately, if you are in pain due to physical or mental stress, the professionals at Advanced Wellness Centre can help.

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Ask for Help

If you are like most people, you keep the boxes of holiday decorations stored away in the garage, the basement, or the attic. When it is time to decorate for the holidays, it is best to ask someone to help you get the decorations out of storage. The last thing you want is to lift a box that is too heavy and injure yourself. Also, it takes just one wrong step for you to fall down the stairs. Asking someone to help you with the decorations will prevent an inconvenient injury this holiday season.

Shopping Tips

There is a lot that needs to be done to prepare for the holidays. Most people spend hours walking through the mall to find every gift on their holiday list. If you are going shopping, make your that you stop and take a break. Also, do not carry too many packages at once. The weight of the packages and the long-distance walking can do a number on your neck, back and legs. These injuries can put a damper on your holiday season.

The Holiday Party

If you are hosting a holiday party or a dinner, there will be plenty of work that needs to be done. It is best to do as much early prep as possible, so that you are not on your feet all day long. It is best to split up the preparation over a couple of days if possible, to avoid physical and emotional stress.

Avoid Stress

The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. When you get stressed out, you are prone to tension headaches, which can put a damper on the season. There are a few ways that you can avoid stress this holiday season.

Do not go over your holiday spending budget.

Be realistic. The holidays are not going to be perfect, and if your expectations are realistic, you can avoid stress.

Set aside your family differences. If this is not possible, put them on pause for the holidays. Family fights are the biggest stressor during the holiday season. If you can put family issues on hold, you will be less stressed, and will be able to enjoy a headache-free holiday.

Plan. You do not want to leave everything until the last minute. All this will do is stress you out, which will ruin your holiday.

As careful as you are this holiday season, accident and stress can occur. If you are in pain, the professionals at Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond, VA can give you the chiropractic care necessary to ease your pain. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 804-673-9355.

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