It’s that time of year again! The holidays mean spending time with friends and family and celebrating traditions of joy, togetherness, and food this winter.
The holiday season also often means travel. Whether you’re only traveling near or must travel far, you'll likely need to spend time on the road or on a flight to reach your holiday destinations.
Arriving at your holiday destination or coming back home with the flu or cold is hardly the ideal situation. At Modern Acupuncture, we want to share useful wellness practices to boost your immune system and keep you healthy to fully enjoy the holiday season.
Carry a water bottle with you and drink water throughout the day and during your flights. Flights are shown to increase dehydrations, so t is essential to consistently drink during your travels. Remember to increase your water intake if you are in a location that is hot or humid.
Planning your meals will help your stay away from junk food while traveling. Fortunately, healthier food options are more and more widely available, even at the airport. Eating healthy snacks, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds can keep your body in healthy form during your entire trip.
The health benefits of exercise are endless. But with limited time and space during holiday travel, the exercises you choose should be comfortable, simple and low maintenance. Make sure to take consistent breaks from sitting, either in the car or on the plane. Prioritize stretches that reverse the strain for long sitting periods and also go for a short walk. Both will help energize you and promote healthy blood circulation.
Traveling can be exhausting, immune-compromising, and stressful. At Modern Acupuncture, we know first-hand the power of adaptogens. Adaptogens like cordyceps, rhodiola, ginseng root, among others can help balance the stress of traveling by increasing immunity and energy.
At Modern Acupuncture, we highly recommend an acupuncture appointment, or several, before your trip. The treatments will help boost your immune system, and also reduce travel and holiday stress. Acupuncture treatment before traveling can also keep you pain-free on long, exhausting drives and flights.
The holidays are meant to bring us together. These travel wellness practices will help keep you and your family healthy during this holiday season.
Please visit your local Modern Acupuncture clinic to schedule your acupuncture appointment today and experience the health benefits of Modern Acupuncture and Modern Supplements.
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