Stress can be caused by
a very long list of factors and with the holiday season just around the corner,
stress levels can be elevated. Stress is not just for adults, but can and
often does affect children as well. When you are stressed, your immune
system does not function as well. At this time of year, if you add an
already-weakened immune system to being around large crowds of people who
may be sick while doing holiday shopping, visiting family and attending parties,
then you may be putting yourself at higher risk for illness. The most common
symptoms of holiday stress include headache, neck and backache, fatigue,
irritability, high blood pressure and difficulties sleeping.
release muscle tension, reduce nerve irritation, improve blood circulation and
boost the white blood cell count. This helps the body return to a more
balanced and relaxed state and helps your body fight off illness.
So, instead of giving up
holiday memories with your loved ones due to sickness–decrease your chance of
getting sick by keeping your stress at bay. Contact Dr. Dana at Bellmore
Village Chiropractic & Wellness to see what we can do to help alleviate
your stress levels and help you further enjoy your holidays!
Here are some things
you can do to help decrease holiday
- 1. Get a good night sleep
- 2. Reduce how much sweets, coffee and
alcohol you consume
- 3. Drink plenty of water
- 4. Remember to exercise
- 5. See a Chiropractor for an adjustment!
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