It’s the Most Wonderful (Hectic) Time of the Year

By Dr. John Reizer

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The holiday season is upon us once again. It is, undoubtedly, one of the most hectic times of the entire year. The holidays are usually associated with music, trips to the shopping mall, credit card purchases, long lines in department stores, decorations, parties and lots of unwanted stress.

One of the biggest challenges we all face, every December, is trying to select gifts for people that already have everything you could possibly purchase in a store.

Someone recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year. I paused for a moment to think about the question. I really had no idea what I wanted or needed in the form of a material gift. After thinking about the question for a few moments, I responded by telling the person that all I wanted for Christmas was good health.

Sometimes it becomes easy to overlook our health as we become caught up in collecting material items that are really not that important. It would be hard for me to imagine how any person could enjoy a material item without having his or her health intact.

As a doctor of chiropractic, I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that it is important to take care of their bodies. Remember to get plenty of exercise and rest on a regular basis. Also it is important to remember to eat a healthy, balanced diet that consists of a variety of nutritious foods. With all of the stress and rushing around that takes place during the holidays, it is very easy to neglect our bodies and become sick. In addition, remember to leave enough time in a busy schedule to see the chiropractor.

Chiropractic is a great way to maintain an efficient running nervous system which is ultimately responsible for keeping the body strong and in good shape so that it is able to fight off opportunistic microbes that can cause health problems.

I hope that everyone receives the gift of good health this holiday season.

One thought on “It’s the Most Wonderful (Hectic) Time of the Year

  1. Marijana Perić November 16, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    The most beautiful gift is a hug.

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