Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your friends at Treehive Chiropractic! The holidays are an incredible time for connection with family and friends, but they often bring with them an increase in activity, and with that, an increase in stress. But the bad stress of worrying about getting that perfect gift for your significant other, isn’t the only kind of stress your body pays attention to. Even if your holidays are nothing but merry and bright, research shows that your body actually responds to good stress in much the same way that it responds to bad stress. Between traveling, additional tasks on the to-do list, and all that extra sugar from those Christmas cookies you love so much—your body will feel the toll. So even though it’s a season full of such good things, don’t let your weekly adjustment be the first thing to kick off your Christmas to-do list.
Here at Treehive Chiropractic, your regular adjustments will help your body adapt to the stress that the holidays bring, both the good, and the bad. (Did Aunt Sally ask when you are going to have kids again? Does Uncle Jim still not understand what you do for a living? We know the feeling.) Specific, neurological adjustments like the ones given here at Treehive, widen your body’s capacity to handle both good and bad stress, allowing you to show up as your best self throughout the holiday hustle and bustle.
But aside from your regular stretches and adjustments, we’d love to share with you another incredibly impactful way you can support your nervous system this holiday season: the practice of Mindfulness.