Halloween is right around the corner! In my humble opinion, October is the best month of the year. The temperatures begin to cool down, all things pumpkin-spiced hit the store shelves, and Halloween is celebrated.
As you sip your pumpkin spice latte and agonize over your Halloween costume this year, there is something you may not be thinking of that you should — a healthy lifestyle. Don’t worry, I won’t get into the ramifications all that candy will have on your guts, but it’s always important to remember how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few tips from the chiropractors at Life Force Chiropractic to help you keep your eye on the health of you and your kids!
Call for Comfortable Shoes
You might be rocking your best costume to date, but don’t let footwear go ignored. When you hit the streets, you’ll want to be in comfortable and supportive shoes. If you wear shoes that alter your stride, you can cause pain to your spine, or even injury. One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to make sure your feet are as comfortable as possible. When you start planning your Halloween costume, make sure it includes a comfortable pair of shoes for your trek through town!
If you want to remove some of the temptation from all the Halloween candy that will be sitting around your house, then put it in the freezer. Have you ever tried to bite into a frozen Snickers bar? Yeah, it’s difficult to do, but that’s the point. If you have the candy sitting around, then you can mindlessly pop it into your mouth as you walk by. Make it harder for you and your kids to go crazy and eat all the Halloween candy in one sitting by storing it in the freezer. That way, you have to work to enjoy it and you’ll likely savor it more slowly. And a frozen Snickers is awesome.
See Your Chiropractor
The chiropractors at Life Force Chiropractic are excellent partners in health. They can give you practical advice on staying healthy this time of the year. Remember, Halloween is just the beginning. Soon will be Thanksgiving and Christmas, which can be a slippery slope when it comes to your health and wellness. By seeing your chiropractor regularly, you can help to correct any joint restrictions and dysfunctions that may be plaguing you. This will also help to support a healthy immune system, which is very important as cold and flu season approaches!
For a healthier Halloween, and maybe a few great costume ideas, come into Life Force Chiropractic today — you’ll feel so good, it might scare you!