Balancing Your Holiday Health
Apr 14, 2011 07:13PM
Health is achieved when we balance three main areas of our life: physical, mental and nutritional. During the holidays it is easy to let this all go out the window as we attend parties and get involved in activities that take us away from our normal routines of exercise and good dietary choices. This fast pace can also wear away at our emotional well being causing increased stress and possibly depression during this time of year.
So what’s a person to do to stay balanced during this busy season? Consider the following helpful tips:
Physical -regardless of your schedule, try to get in 3-5 days/week of 30 minute cardio workouts – this keeps energy up, weight off and contributes to emotional well being.
Nutrition – pass on the second helpings, keep organic fruit/veggie intake up, avoid prepared sauces/box mixes that contain preservatives and artificial ingredients, and minimize alcohol consumption.
Mental – don’t forget to schedule in some “down time” away from the hustle & bustle. Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, prayer and meditation. Learn & do stress management techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, www.emofree.com) and the Freeze-Framer® (FFR) technique (www.heartmath.com), which is a biofeedback type system that monitors heart rhythms. Your heart rhythm patterns reflect how stress and different emotions are affecting your autonomic nervous system. The better we are able to control our heart rhythms the more balanced our mind and nervous system will be.
Dr. Walsh of CARE Chiropractic & Wellness Center is a Chiropractic Physician who uses safe, natural solutions such as chiropractic, nutritional therapy and stress management techniques to restore and maintain total health and well being. Call 321-728-1387 for information on the next scheduled health talk or visit www.drwalshcares.com.