5 Tools to Reduce Fort Wayne Holiday Back Pain and Stress 12/09/2014The has arrived in Fort Wayne. All of us Fort Wayne chiropractors, teachers, parents, workers, and employees are experiencing the holiday stress. Let’s all make a vow to better cope this year! Here are 5 tools Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers: A Grateful Attitude Be grateful. Gratitude leads to joy which is what the holiday season is all about! Good Food Eat well notably on the days between your parties. Mix in fruits and vegetables. Enjoy the sweets, but eat them in moderation. Superfluous sugar for immediate energy turns into fat. Fat will simply add to your back pain! Stay hydrated. Kickoff a new water drinking pattern. Eight glasses of water a day is a fine start! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc supports water consumption for your bone, skin, spinal disc, bowel, mind, and appetite! (1) Movement Just move. Walk more. Schedule a workout or a yoga class (2) or a walk at the gym or on the treadmill. Start a new routine of waking to motion with a simple exercise you can do while in bed even: knee-chest and hamstring stretch. Self-Care Don’t ignore signs of back pain or neck pain. All that Fort Wayne shopping and gift wrapping (There's no ideal position to get this job done!) may strain your spine. Arrange a visit to your Fort Wayne chiropractor - your back pain specialist - sooner than later. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here for you! Breathe. Focus on the breath when too many decisions have to be made, too many cookies have to be baked, too many gifts have to be wrapped. Just breathe. It's fascinating what 6 even breaths in and out will do. Visualize calm. When "too much" comes your way, visualize yourself in your favorite location: a beach, a snow capped mountain, a hot tub, a lounge chair in front of a fire. Ahhh. Close your eyes. Not while you're actually driving to grandmother's house, but close your eyes for a moment while sitting at your desk or in your car. Closing your eyes shuts out all the stimuli if only for a moment. Soak in the sun whenever possible. Its Vitamin D does wonders for your bones and immunity and spirit! (3) Delight in some Fort Wayne chiropractic care! Sleep Sleep gives your mind and body a rest to be ready for more! (4) The holidays are so busy. The time is so short. The demands – self imposed or family imposed or work imposed or society imposed – are high. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor and all the staff at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc feel it, too. Let’s support each other this year! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks forward to your relaxing, re-energizing, pain-relieving holiday Fort Wayne chiropractic visit! Contact us today. Happy Holidays!« View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."