Staying Healthy Over Thanksgiving


Staying Healthy Over Thanksgiving

Glendale Physical Therapy

The weather is cool, the kids are off on break, and your run to the grocery store to get the turkey, ham, and all the fixings is on your to-do list this weekend. Thanksgiving is a week away! The holiday season has begun, and although this is such a fun and joyful time, it can also be a time where your health tends to be on the back burner as you try to fit everything in. We want to help make sure you stay healthy over Thanksgiving, and the entire holiday season, so here are some easy and quick tips to help you stay healthy:

Wash Your Hands

More people are out shopping, and enjoying time together, and it is also flu and cold season, so washing your  hands MORE OFTEN this time of the year is critical to reduce your chances of catching one of those nasty bugs.

Make Time to Workout

Take 30 minutes to an hour to yourself everyday. If you can fit it in before you kick of your day in the morning, that would be ideal. It really helps set the tone for the day, and helps you making better choices when it comes to food and drinks as well.

Choose Your Treats Wisely

This is the time when the cookie deliveries start pouring in, and the pumpkin pies are flying off the shelves. Of course we want you to indulge and enjoy these sweets, but choose the quantity wisely. Stick with your favorite sweet treat, versus getting serving of all of them. Try to limit to 1 sweet a week if you can during the holidays.

Limit Alcohol Intake

Bring on the holiday parties!! Full of snacks, food, and of course, alcohol! Whether you drink beer, wine, or mixed drinks, these easy beverages also can be full of sugar, and calories, so watch how many and how many times a week you are drinking over the holiday season, or you might feel it in your waistline!

Remember, enjoy the holidays, and enjoy being with family and friends. Although the parties, and gifts can be fun, it is the memories you are creating that last a lifetime!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Impact Physical Therapy!


About Dr. Eric Hefferon

Dr. Eric Hefferon received his advanced doctorate degree in physical therapy from the innovative A.T. Still University. He has been practicing in the west valley for 6 years and has made strong ties to local gyms and medical practitioners. Dr. Hefferon started Impact Physical Therapy due to his passion for an individualized healthcare approach. He knew by creating a clinic that was out of network he could help give patients the results they deserve. His treatment style attracts patients from all over the valley and even out of state. People will travel to seek Dr. Hefferon’s solutions!

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