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December Health E-Newsletter

 

 Dr. T.D. Wilson & Dr. Brett Jungman
8004 Abbeville Ave.
Lubbock, TX  79424
Phone: 806-722-3533
Fax: 806-687-6895

Welcome to Global Health Chiropractic's Health E-Newsletter.  This is our way of informing, encouraging, and even entertaining you a little.  At any point feel free to reply to this e-mail with any questions, or visit our website at www.createyourwellness.com where many of your questions may be answered.

  • Table of Contents:
  •  A Note From Dr. Wilson
  • Buckner's Children Home Wish Tree
  • For the Health of It: Saturday Dec. 13th Adjusting
  • December Theme: Stress Management 
  •  Holiday Office Closures

 

Santa is coming to Town, and so is everyone else!

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends and a time to reflect on all of the many great blessings we have and enjoy each day. Nevertheless, the holidays also breed a lot of stress.  Families are traveling long distances in planes, trains, and automobiles, and once they arrive, they are sleeping on foreign beds, floors and couches, only to wake up to family members with sore spines and heads. During this special time of year, we also all tend to eat more food in one sitting then we need all day or all week.  Does any of this sound familiar? For some of us it is all too familiar. 

 All of us are going to break our good habits over the holiday!  The question is: do you have any good habits to break?  Do you just continue your same lifestyle through the holidays that you had all year long?  Do you wait until January 1st to make a goal that you keep for a couple of days or weeks, returning to the same habits you had the year prior? This is why some people need a wellness coach and all need a Chiropractic wellness plan. 

 So, where do you start?  Wellness has become such a coined term that I know most of the world does not truly understand it meaning.  Wellness means that you can be a year older, yet a year healthier.  This is not what you were probably thinking. Most people believe they have to become sicker and less healthy the older they get.  Just listen to everyone around you.  Listen to what they are saying. What they are saying with their mouths lives in their minds and hearts.  You can start your wellness journey by challenging the existing thoughts in your head.  Holidays do not have to be a stressful time.  You can make choices that will limit the stress in your life.  You do not have to overspend your budget just to make your family and friends happy.  Some of the greatest gifts can be made or created with little to no money.  You do not have to travel to every relative's home you know in 5 short days.  You do not have to eat everything that is on the table or on your plate.  And last, you do not have to have the latest and greatest dishes on which to serve the holiday meal. Sometimes less is better!

 Changing the way you think about certain aspects of the holidays is a start to having a stress free holiday.  Changing your thoughts will change your actions, and in turn, will ultimately change your results.  The result is what you are wanting.  So, you have to make a plan to get that result.  Start making that plan now, yes I said NOW.  Research shows it takes about 30 days for your new goals to sink into your new life.  If you want January to be a landmark in which you begin a better diet or better exercise program, then make your goals now, read them everyday and begin to work on them. Make your goals become a regular part of your life. 

 The biggest challenge is saying yes to a new life. You must say no to some things in your old life.  You will never succeed if you try to do it all in one month.  Start with your plan, and make it a goal to add something new and positive each week, and let something go that you know is bad at the same time.  Exchange just one thing at a time.  Before long, you will have replaced most of your old bad habits with new good ones, and the result will be different.  Your life will be healthier and more productive.  Albert Einstein once said, "You cannot solve a problem with the same level of thinking in which it was created."  That means that you must do something different than you are now to achieve something different than what you have always gotten.  
 
Everyone who is anyone will be advertising New Year specials and our Creating Wellness Center is no exception. It is a great time to start taking advantage of these services with a commitment that you make today.  That commitment is to treat your life as an investment.  We all get one life, and it will matter what you do with it.  Do you want to be sick, in and out of treatment, and on medications to manage symptoms, limiting your ability to perform at your best?  Or, do you want to be vibrant, healthy, full of energy, and fully participating in all life has to offer?  I think all of us would choose the second.  Make a different choice this year. Get adjusted by a wellness chiropractor on a regular basis, take good supplements, eat healthier and more nutritious foods, and get regular cardiovascular exercise each day.  Also learn to become stress free by changing your outlook on all negative or challenging things. 

 Most of all, don't go, go, go so hard through the holiday season that it takes a full month or year to recover.  Life is too short to miss out on enjoying it.  Remember what I said above, "Saying no to some things, is saying yes to others."  Pick the things that fit into your vision for your life and do them.  Other things you may just have to say "no" to and move on or fit them in the next year. 

 Have a happy, Healthy holiday.  Create your wellness, by making well choices. 

Dr. T. D. Wilson
806-722-3533
www.createyourwellness.com

Buckner Children's Home Christmas for the Kids Tree

We have been blessed with the priviledge to buy gifts for Buckners Children's Home.  We will have a tree set up in our waiting room with 15 children and their holiday wishes.  So, come quickly and make sure these children know what the true meaning of Christmas is. 

Donations will be accepted until Dec. 12th, all gifts need to be unwrapped! 

 Our Buckner Children's Home Campus serves the community with six cottages caring for approximately 48 children.  Our Lubbock Buckner Foster Care program coordinates foster care families for 38 children.  Buckner My Father's House Lubbock serves single mothers and their children to empower their future through care and education.  There are 14 residents and 22 children in this program.  Buckner also has a Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program to transition the students into adult living that consists of approximately 60 individuals.  Buckner is also responsible for the Oakwood after School program for 21 students ranging from 5 to 12 years of age.  As you can see there is a great need in our community to make the children smile this holiday season!

For the Health of It

Sat. Dec. 13th from 9am-11am both doctors will be adjusting "For the Health of It."  All adjustments are for donations only.  These adjustments are not to be a part of your plan, they are purley to help us all handle the holiday stress better.  All proceeds will go for a childhood friend of Dr. Wilson who's wife is battling cancer and doing it with the best of spirits. You can also make a donations up until Dec. 13th as well. They do not know that we are doing this.  If you would like more information about their story please let us know.  More details to follow in seperate e-mail!


Holiday Health Tips!


 The holidays are here and back in full swing! While December is full of fun festivities, there is also a lot more on everyone's plate (literally and figuratively!). Health and Wellness is this month's theme, and what a timely theme since we tend to put our health priorities on the backburner during the holidays: we are either too busy shopping, or all the homemade goodies are just too enticing. Ignoring your body's need for health can lead to undue stress and anxiety. So while you are out there enjoying the holiday, add this list of health tips to your plate as well!


Delegate!

Does the house need cleaning or decorating? Let each family member be responsible for a room or a specific task.

Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise, weight training, and yoga can reduce the level of stress hormones in your body, allowing you to cope more easily. It is also a great way to make a little time for you.

Avoid sugar

Sugar increases symptoms of irritability and anxiety in many people and weakens the immune system. It has also been found to diminish infection fighting white blood cell count for up to six hours after consumption. The holidays are the time for sweet treats, but try not to overdo it.

Drink enough water

Dehydration is one of the most common causes of headache, fatigue, joint pain and stiffness. Alcoholic beverages are dehydrating, so increase your intake of fresh, plain water.

Make a list and check it twice

A hectic schedule means that being organized and planning ahead is more important than ever. If you are lying in bed at night worrying about all the things you have to do, get up and make a "to do" list. It will help to clear your mind and get you back to sleep.

Get enough sleep

Being well rested will allow you to have the energy to cope with the day's stresses. Be sure to get at least 7 to 8 hours a night. You'll find you have more energy and are able to get even more done in a shorter amount of time.

Laughter is the best therapy

It may be a cliché, but it's a cliché that is actually true. People who laugh on a daily basis rate the stress in their life as lower and enjoy better health. So go ahead and giggle - it's good for you!

And last, but not least…

Make time to see Dr. Wilson or Dr. Jungman!

An adjustment will boost your immune system anywhere from 300-500%! With a healthy immune system your body can function 10 times better allowing you to cope with stress, and enjoy the holiday season subluxation free!


Happy Holidays!


The office will be closed December 25th and 26th
As well as January 1st  in observance of
Christmas
and
 New Years.

Dates of closure are subject to change based on the bowl game the Red Raiders attend. Dr. Wilson and Dr. Jungman will be traveling with team to make sure they are subluxation free and ready to play an awesome game! Wreck 'Em Tech!