Healthy For The Holidays

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December already?  How did that happen?

 In no time at all it’ll be 2018.

So with the whirlwind that is December, let’s take moment to glimpse into the future.

Holiday parties, school concerts, treats and baking, laughter and family, family and fighting, shopping, mall traffic, travel…

This time of year can be a lot of fun, but it can also be extremely draining. A bit more demands, a bit less time. A bit more indulging, a bit less sleep.  Its pretty common to start feeling the burnout by the end of the month.

Remember to take care of yourself. The busier you are at this time of year means the more attention you need to take to rest, repair and recover.  Try not to let the urgent and exciting displace what’s really important – for your health, and happiness. That definitely doesn’t mean you don’t indulge or take part in the spirit of the season, but don’t be afraid to say “no” to some things, so that you can say “yes” to the really important things.

Keep the basics in mind: Get good sleep. Eat good food. Move and exercise.  Wash your hands often.

Self-care. Maybe that means bubble baths with scented candles or making time for a massage. Maybe that means turning off Netflix so you can get an extra hour of sleep, or waking up early to fit your workout in. Maybe it means a bit of extra meal prep so you can still eat healthy while the busy-ness increases. 

At East Meets West Health Centre, we want to help you out too. Come in for a massage to relieve tension, acupuncture to unwind, or IV nutrient therapy to boost energy and immunity. This can be a difficult time for a lot of people and counselling may be helpful for those that have suffered loss around the holidays or otherwise. 

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Maybe give an early gift to someone who's not be taking time for themselves and treat them to a massage.  We’ve got a variety of options – from full body relaxation, to cupping, to hot stone, reflexology, and more.

Come with a friend or two for replenishing IV nutrient therapy. Or make it a Date Night.  

We’ve also got gift certificates and other gift options – from foam rollers, water bottles, and bath flakes.

And don’t forget to use up you extended health benefits. It’s a great time of year to get started on some health goals you’ve been putting off. If you haven’t used any benefits so far this year, you’ve essentially got twice the money over the next 13 months.

With all that in mind we at East Meets West Health Centre wish you happiness and health for the holidays.