Easter Time is approaching and we are welcoming the signs of Spring with open arms (and windows with this warmer weather).  With the days getting longer and the sun shining a little brighter, we wanted to offer some tips on how to keep your health front and center during our favorite springtime holiday.  From a Christian perspective, Easter Monday is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after he died on the cross and then rose again three days later. It comes after the somewhat more somber observance of Good Friday, the day Jesus died on the cross for his people’s sins.

Tying Springtime and the resurrection of foliage to the resurrection of our savior, we want to encourage you to stay active physically, mentally and spiritually, and invite your family to join in!  It can be tough to find the time during the hustle and bustle of springtime and the activities that are starting up again, but it’s important to get moving. Whether it’s hitting the gym or exploring the outdoors, just 30 minutes of exercise helps manage stress, boost energy and mood, and reduce anger, tension and fatigue.

Despite the occasional brisk and damp mornings, there’s no better way to celebrate the warm weather than putting a spring in your step, very literally. Spending time outdoors helps improve mental health. Enjoy that fresh air and go for a walk with family or friends.

When tasty treats and sugary sweets are everywhere you look, it’s easy to get carried away on a chocolate-heavy diet. However, overindulgence in sweets can take a serious toll on your health. Remember to always balance your meals with nutritional food and plenty of water to keep your body healthy and happy.  Give yourself permission to enjoy a chocolate bunny and some jelly beans, but balance them out with an apple and a walk.

For many, the Easter weekend includes a lot of family time. However, as with many gatherings family fights can be as common as festivities. Personality conflicts between family members are a major source of stress and anxiety. Meals and family events may not always turn out perfectly, which is absolutely OK. Make sure you take time for yourself to relax and unwind with self-care activities like practicing mindfulness techniques, sneaking some extra shut-eye, or curling up with a book as ways to relax and take care of mental health.  You matter!  Paying attention to your needs and asking people around you to allow you to take some time for yourself is important.

Although being social and connecting with those around us is an important part of overall wellness, spreading yourself too thin leads to increased stress and anxiety. We have a tendency to take on too much during holidays and to commit to too many activities. It’s ok to say no to attending events or preparing meals.  Be honest with yourself about what’s reasonable over the holiday weekend, remember that it’s OK if everything isn’t ‘perfect,’ and learn to say no when you’re maxed out.

At Momentum Chiropractic, we are a holistic family based practice that focuses on family health and wellness. We are committed to not simply disguising symptoms but finding and fixing the cause. Our passion is understanding you and the nervous system and why the adjustment improves lives.  Regardless of what traditions you follow, the spiritual meaning of Easter is a new light after sacrifice or tribulation. We might not be quite through the suffering yet, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  We would love to be a part of your wellness journey.  Connect with us today!