Holiday gift I am recommending: Hyperice Hypervolt 2.0 and Go
One of the most sought after self-care tools in my families arsenal is the Hypervolt percussion massage gun. Whether working on my lower back, shoulders or legs and feet, these devices are great at reducing muscular soreness and tension. If you are in need of a great holiday gift for a loved one that is health focused, consider picking up one of these in the office at your next visit. Mention you read this Trending Tuesday and get 10% off!
Message I am sending: Health Focused Holiday Season
A phenomenon I have witnessed year after year is the lack of self-care during the holiday season leading to sickness. Remember, it is your job to put your body in an environment to heal and build your health. If you decide to drink alcohol in excess, eat sugar in excess, miss your adjustments, not get adequate sleep, stress out about buying gifts you can’t afford and obligate your time to people you don’t want to hang out with, then don’t complain about how you got sick during some of your only vacation time for the year. In contrast, I suggest being much more intentional with your decisions and time. Spend time with people who build you up, stay in your budget, eat food that nourishes you, get an extra adjustment or massage and take a nap! You will feel far better prepared to start 2023 off on the right foot.
Quote I am loving: “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by Decembers bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” ~ Donald Westlake
This week I was intimately reminded, due to a loss in my wife’s family, of the only thing that is really important in life. The relationships we have with our loved ones is worth the extra effort to be with each other. Memories, not things need to be the focus of this season. Reach out to your people, tell them you love them and experience the feeling of connection as we conclude 2022!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC