A very interesting thing happens on vacations –we may do lots of things that we don’t usually do. There’s nothing wrong with this at all. Actually it is a very good thing In my humble opinion, it is always a good idea to try and play outside of your regular comfort zone even if it is just for a week.
Vacations and Back Pain: Give me a break!
One of the things we tend to do differently during vacations is that we change our healthy habits… especially eating and drinking. Before you think that isn’t true for Dr. Ray and myself, I will tell you it is true for us as well. While we made every effort to stay fairly close to our normal eating patterns, and we were blessed with a fabulous Farmers Market in Boyne City where 80% of the offerings were organic, it did not stop us from eating stuff like ice-cream and chips, and maybe more bread than normal.
All things that are more of a chemical stress on the nerve system and could trigger more subluxations. Given our involvement with our grandchild and all the activities we got involved in, our usual regime was all over the place. We were blessed tho’, in that we traveled with 3 chiropractors in our group, so we did get checked virtually daily….and that was priceless but not the norm for most people.
Maintain Healthy Habits to Avoid Back Pain on Vacation
Creating health is about eliminating negative values like spinal subluxations, pesticides and toxins, lack of sleep, lethargic lifestyle choices, sugar and artificial sweeteners. And at the same time making sure positive values such as reducing subluxations, consuming good clean water, getting good fuel into your body and moving your body daily, are a major emphasis in your life.
The less stress there is on the body, mentally, physically and chemically, the easier it is to express a better quality of life.
Remember no matter how good or bad you feel, subluxations don’t take vacations.
Come to our office and get adjusted BEFORE and AFTER a vacation.