Hello everyone!!!  I certainly hope you are loving the snow as much as I am.  I am such a kid at heart and love getting bundled up and playing outside.  I have seen a few things in my chiropractic office, Cafe of LIFE, I want to cover and wanted to specifically give you two tips for the holidays to help get through the season as well as winter.

I have made a quick 6 minute video to cover these things and I encourage you to watch “Two Tips for the Holidays” by clicking the YouTube Clip right here!

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I missed connecting with you prior to the first major snow of the season as well as the first major holiday.  However it is still early in December and I know these “Two Tips for the Holidays” will help you no matter what.

FIRST TIP:  The first tip is for shoveling snow.  Most of my patients have been shoveling snow over the past couple days.  We ended up with 10 FRESH INCHES OF SNOW!!!!  on Sunday and into Monday.  I JUST LOVE THE FIRST SNOW!!!  And I really love that we got SO MUCH!!!

When we have to shovel snow, most of us are in a hurry and I would like to bring a little bit of mindfulness and awareness to the process.  SHOVEL LESS SNOW PER PUSH AND DO MORE REPS!!  This means instead of waiting for the full 10 inches to fall at one time, go out every 2 inches or so and work with that much.  Or if you have no other choice than to do the full 10 inches at one time, do it is smaller increments.  In other words, less weight in your shovel.

Shoveling snow can be a major workout and so let’s be mindful.

TIP NUMBER 2:  Often times when we are prepping for holiday parties, cooking can begin very early in the day and go on for hours.  I would say 99% of kitchens have hard floors: tile, wood or linoleum or something like that.  When we stand hours on hard surfaces, it can really take a toll and add a lot of stress on our bodies.  My suggestion is when you get up and you know that you will be cooking and prepping a big meal, put sneakers on your feet before you get started, and this goes for more than just during the holidays. Also the same goes for holiday shopping.  If you have a lot of shopping to do, go out there in good supportive sneakers since that is often long hours on hard surfaces.

So just a quick two tips for the holidays message from your local chiropractor.  I realize that these are super small things and just by having awareness of them, we can move through our holiday season with a little more ease.  Also feel free to share this post and information with your friends and family and make the “most wonderful time of the year” even better!!!

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