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5 Holiday Lies

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We are the stories we tell ourselves.

Unfortunately, sometimes we lie — especially during the holidays.

We compiled a list of the most common lies we hear at Envive this time of year. We hope this information can help you to enjoy this time of year with the ones that matter most.

1. It’s Cold & Flu Season

Cold & Flu Season does not exist. Yet, more people get the cold & flu during this time of year. So, what gives? The reality is that your chances of getting the cold & flu are ultimately determined by the decisions you make. Good health choices decrease your chance of succumbing to the cold & flu. Poor health choices increase your chance for succumbing to illness (COVID-19 included!)

This time of year presents more poor health choices than any others – those choices stack up and can overrun your body. Remember, any illness is only as strong as the weakest host.

2. I’m Too Busy

For most people, the holiday season does not significantly change their activity levels. Now, for some it does – and the added stress is real and needs to be managed. However, most people reach for this excuse far too soon to justify not doing or completing things they know they should.

If you feel you are too busy this time of year, check to see that the tasks consuming your to-do list are aligned with your values and goals.

3. I’ll Just Wait Until New Year’s

80% of people who set New Year’s resolutions have failed them by the end of January. Yet, most people view the end of one year and start of the next as a favorable time to make positive changes. If it’s important enough that you’re considering starting it in the New Year – you will be far more successful if you start it now!

If you’d like to lose weight – starting after the holidays is like running backwards for the first 20 steps in a race. We’ve got a new weight loss program in our office that we’re really excited about; let us know if you’re interested in learning more.

4. I Can Change My Family’s Opinion on _______

Maybe it’s just my family who has differing political views and likes to discuss them during the 1 time of year we see each other…

You’ve formed your opinions based on your own experiences, values, and beliefs. So, too, have your loved ones. Instead of using the holidays as an opportunity to inject your opinion into their brains in an attempt to get them to see the world how you see it – choose curiosity instead. Our bet is you will quickly find you have much more in common than you think!

5. You Can’t Enjoy the Holidays AND Stay Healthy

You can enjoy a piece of pie and maintain your health. Heck, you can enjoy 3 pieces of pie and maintain your health. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. There are several strategies that can be used to help ensure you are staying healthy and strong through this time of year.

Chiropractic care, intermittent fasting, proper supplementation use, diet substitutions and strategies are all tools that can help you stack the blocks in your favor for long-lasting health.

We believe the stories we tell ourselves. Arm yourself with useful information so your story can match the life story that you desire.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season!

Dr. Cole Snyder & Dr. Nathan Unruh

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