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Pursuing Peace & Health After the Hustle of the Holidays

This time of the year can get a little… crazy.

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Travel, house guests, illness, kids home from school on break, shopping, keeping up with the house, chillier weather, shopping, family parties, work parties, school parties, more shopping…

SO. MANY. COOKIES.

And of course more shopping.
You know, for those things you forgot to buy the first 15 times?

I don’t know about you, but I could definitely go for a little Peace & a lot more Health after the Hustle of the Holidays.

DRINK MORE WATER

Did you know that your brain is 75% water?

Several studies, performed in healthy persons, looked at the effects of induced dehydration on fatigue, mood, choice reaction time, short- and long-term memory, attention, and arithmetic. It appears that just a 2% dehydration is sufficient to impair functions and performance.1,2 Some studies have suggested that adverse effects may even be present at just 1% dehydration.3,4 

Regain mental clarity and make sure that your brain is running in tip top shape by making sure you’re drinking enough water throughout your day.

CONSUME LESS SUGAR

Woah. I ate a LOT of cookies. And brownies. And fudge. And so many egg nog lattes…

I think I need these pool floaties:

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There’s no doubt that sugar is sabotaging our bodies. It suppresses the immune system, promotes inflammation, contributes to tooth decay, and is linked to weight gain and a host of other serious health problems.

Depending on your personality, you may need to take it slow – ease into it and take it one day at a time. Or you may need to just go cold turkey and stop all added sugars immediately. Either way, one thing is certain: to improve your health, you should decrease your sugar intake.

EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES

Eliminating those sweet snacks likely won’t be easy. Make sure you have a good supply of fresh fruits and veggies to get you through the day!

The following fruits and vegetables are abundant and fresh during the winter months:

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MOVE YOUR BODY

Not only is exercise great for building muscle and staying fit, it also delivers a quick shot of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues giving you a boost of energy. Furthermore, exercise stimulates brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.

Get out for a walk, a hike, or try a new winter sport!

Here in Arizona, we have no excuse for not getting out in the middle of our 70 degrees and sunny winter. But if you’re located a little further north, sometimes a wintery walk could be just what you need to shake your post-Holiday blues.

Be like my friend Amy over at Humans Outside and embrace the outdoors! (She’s even doing it in the super cold temps of Palmer, Alaska! You, my fellow Arizonans, have NO excuse!)

TAKE A DETOX BATH

I feel like the quiet and solitude of being locked away by myself might be enough to help me feel a little more peaceful on it’s own, but add a mug of warm, herbal tea, some flickering candles, and a nice hot bath? I AM IN!

(Please? Can I please have this? Dearest Husband of mine, I’m talking to you. Are you reading this?)

Try one of these bath recipes from WellnessMama for a little extra calming and relief.

SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

If you’re feeling a little off balance and out of whack, a spinal adjustment could be just what you need to really press the restart button on your health and clarity.

Misalignments in the spine – also known as subluxations – can diminish blood flow to the brain and inhibit neurological function. Fatigue, troubles focusing, headaches, and poor overall health are just some symptoms of spinal subluxation.

A study presented at the International Research And Philosophy Symposium conducted over a three year period examined approximately 100 volunteers with an electroencephalogram (EEG) before and after chiropractic adjustments. After receiving a chiropractic adjustment, post EEG scans revealed improvement in all areas of the volunteer’s brain function. Particularly, the researchers noticed an increase in the meditative Alpha brainwave patterns that are associated with a greater degree of relaxation, health and healing.

So call your chiropractor today and set up an appointment to get a fresh start on your new year!

How do you return to Peace & Health after the Holiday hustle and bustle?

This is Me: Pressing ALL the restart buttons.

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References:
1       Institute of Medicine (IOM). Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. Washington, DC: National Academies Press,2004.
2       EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on Dietary reference values for water. EFSA Journal. 2010; 8:1459-507. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1459. Available online: www.efsa.europa.eu
3       Gopinathan PM, Pichan G, Sharma VM. Role of dehydration in heat stress-induced variations in mental performance. Arch Env Health. 1998;43:15–7.
4       Lieberman HR. Hydration and Cognition: A Critical Review and Recommendations for Future Research. J Am CollNutr. 2007;26:S555-61.

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