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Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Spirit This Christmas

When your body is used to exercise, it gets accustomed to the endorphins that are released when working out. Endorphins are the natural pain killing chemicals of the body. Just like any chemical, if your body is accustomed to having its daily dose, and suddenly stop supplying it, you can suffer mild to moderate withdrawal-like symptoms. If you stop working out, your body is denied that release of endorphins. The most common symptoms are depression, anxiety, and cravings. Sound familiar?

Whatever you do to keep your body, mind, and spirit healthy should be maintained during the holidays, despite the many disruptions in your regular routine this time of year. Whether it’s reading for relaxation, attending worship services, or walking to your favorite spot, keep feeding your soul with what it needs–especially during this time of year.

As you get ready for the New Year, why not try something new that will help your body? Chiropractic, massage, yoga, pilates, aerobics, weight lifting, and stretching may be just what you are looking for to help alleviate stress in your life. Check around and find something that works for you; it’ll be well worth finding an outlet for some of the stress in your life.

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