Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 05, 2011
Seattle Chiropractor, Belltown Spine & Wellness, is an integrated health and rehabilitation center, focused on providing natural, integrated treatment. This time of year, residents of the Pacific Northwest look forward to months of rain and snow. Despite the inclement weather, it is important for health and emotional well being to stay focused on maintaining physical health and avoid seasonal accidents.
When the days grow shorter and the clouds roll in, people neglect their exercise regiments. While it might be unappealing to go to the gym or go on a walk when the weather is poor, regular exercise proven to be one of the most effective treatments for seasonal depression, anxiety, and stress.
The holiday season is also when many people fore-go their healthier diet and reach for game-time snacks and attend parties and meals with high-calorie foods. To avoid the extra weight gain associated with the holidays, it is important to exercise regularly and plan for smaller portions. When sitting down to a holiday feast, fill your plate with lean proteins and vegetables instead of the simple carbohydrates and sugary foods. A simple solution to keep your portions in check is to use a smaller plate. It is customary to fill a dinner plate and be expected to eat everything taken. A smaller plate gives the feeling of taking the whole portion of food, while keeping the actual portions in check. While eating, take time to talk to family and friends. Eating slowly gives time for your body to register when enough food has been consumed.
Avoid Winter Accidents
Nasty weather significantly increases the risk of accidents from slipping, falling, and car accidents. A simple preventative measure during the winter season is to give adequate time to get around. Rushing while walking or driving can result in a careless step or sudden action that will result in a tragic accident. It only takes a split second to slip and fall resulting in an injury that will take months or years to recover from. Additionally, it becomes even more important to focus on the task at hand. Driving and walking while texting is extremely dangerous. According to University of Kansas researcher Paul Atchley PhD, “Texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving is.” Be free from distractions, so a surprising step can be avoided and as a driver there is sufficient time to react.
Belltown Spine and Wellness, a Seattle chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture practice, hopes everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season. Enjoy time with family and friends by sticking to exercise schedules and diet plans, and please be careful in the inclement weather.
About Belltown Spine & Wellness
Serving Seattle and the Belltown district, Belltown Spine & Wellness has helped thousands of people over the past 17 years regain their health and vitality through their natural, integrated approach to health and wellness. Their services, which include chiropractic and rehabilitation