This time of year -- with a major election upon us, one of the likes we've never seen -- is particularly stressful for everyone. It doesn't matter where you stand on any issue, a presidential election is a stressful time of year where it might seem like your well-being is completely out of your hands.
But, this is simply untrue. The only thing that is totally under your control is... you -- when it comes down to it.
So, during the month of October, as election season sprints to a dramatic end, you can do a lot to ensure that you're feeling healthy, well, and well-rested.
Below, Holmes Chiropractic provides a few healthy October focal points that you might want to cultivate right now.
Getting Active with Your Recovery
You work hard, and maybe you're starting to play a little harder now that more businesses and activities are opening up to the public. Just like you have an exercise plan, more than likely, you should have an equally thought-out recovery plan. Active recovery is recovery with purpose. Taking a nature hike in lieu of sitting in front of the TV on an off day is considered active recovery because you're still pushing your body a little bit, but not in the way you would while working out. You're still being productive, getting fresh air and mental clarity, all while your body still considers itself in a somewhat resting stage. Yoga is another form of active recovery you should consider during this time and moving forward into 2021.
Building a Meditation Practice
Sitting down for a few minutes each day to let your mind settle is a great way to gain new perspective, not to mention experience an immense amount of benefits, including increased mental cognition, enhanced inner calmness, and more. When meditating, try to think of nothing for the duration of your daily practice, whether it's 10, 20, or 30 minutes. When you catch yourself thinking, do not judge, just make a note of it and continue to try to think of nothing. You'll get better at it as you... practice.
Unlocking the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
One simple adjustment can help our patients get a better night of sleep, improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief.
Contact Holmes Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments are helping entire families stay healthy and well for the long haul!