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How Thanksgiving Can Make You Happier and Healthier

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to put taking care of yourself on the back burner. At Gindele Chiropractic, we want to help you come away from this holiday season feeling better than ever! Thanksgiving can give you the jumpstart you need to sustain you through the holiday season. Check out these surprisingly healthy holiday traditions:

 

A Bountiful Table

It’s hard to find more delicious flavor combinations than at your Thanksgiving table. It’s not so much about the quantity of food, but rather the quality. From sweet potatoes and pumpkin to cranberries and turkey, you can satisfy those cravings by spicing up some naturally delicious and nutrient-packed foods. Eat slowly, savoring each bite, and stop when you feel full. You can still enjoy a tasty treat, but by filling up on the good stuff, you’ll actually feel more satisfied.

 

That Post-Meal Nap

Everyone knows about the glorious Thanksgiving afternoon nap. While it may be entertaining watching Grandpa fall asleep on the recliner, studies show how a 20-30 minute power nap can enhance cognitive function and increase energy. 

 

The Big Game

It’s great watching all the games on Thanksgiving Day, but why not get in on the action yourself? Rally your family and friends for a game of football outside, or maybe you’d prefer to go for a walk or a bike ride. It’s a perfect time to take out-of-town guests to your favorite hiking spot. Or you could even start the day with a walk on the beach!

 

Practicing Gratitude

Words and thoughts play a significant role in overall health. Focusing on the good and choosing gratitude, even in challenging situations, can instantly reduce stress and increase the capacity to enjoy life. 

 

Surround Yourself With Good People

It’s important to have people in your life who want the best for you, who value the same things you value. Invest in life-giving relationships with those who encourage you to be the best version of yourself.

At Gindele Chiropractic, we want to help you thrive in every area of your life and health. Contact us today to find out more.

 

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