Halloween can be such a fun and exciting holiday for families. But it certainly doesn’t mean you need a candy induced coma. Dr Jessica truly believes in not just spinal health but overall health and wellness and that includes what we choose to take into our bodies–sugar. She is a family chiropractor who cares.
Sugar is known for its links to weight gain and tooth decay, but it has also been linked to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, liver disease, and metabolic disorders. Sugar gets a bad rap because we tend to eat too much of it! Excess sugar can take a serious toll on your health in the long run.
But Dr Jessica is also a realist and a mother of some very fun loving boys herself. As a skilled chiropractor and health advocate she suggests a more “livable” solution. Instead of depriving your kids (or yourself!) of all sugar and sweets, try placing limits on consumption. The occasional indulgence is not only acceptable but much more realistic, and even good for the soul.
If you establish a healthy lifestyle that combines fresh, nutritious foods, with regular moderate exercise, and spinal adjustments on a regular basis, you will naturally keep your sugar consumption to a minimum. You’ll be prepared for a sugar focused holiday like Halloween and be kind to yourself about your small indulgence and move forward in health.
If having loads of candy around makes it difficult, plan ahead to keep only a few small pieces and have the rest donated, exchanged at a candy buy-back, or simply thrown out! Turn the focus to creative costume ideas, holiday games, harvest festivals, pumpkin carving contests, and other non-food related fun!
Does Halloween, and the upcoming holiday rush, wreak havoc on your stress levels? Come into Café of Life in Longmont for a chiropractic adjustment or massage to keep you in top physical health through this holiday season. Getting a spinal adjustment and working out tight, sore muscles can lead to decrease stress, better sleep, an increase in energy, and a general feeling of overall health and well-being.
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