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Monday Morning Health Tip: A Healthier Commute

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Tips for a Healthier Commute

According to a 2007 Gallup poll, the average commuter spends nearly 200 hours per year driving to and from work.  Are you spending hours a week behind the wheel?  If so, commuting may be chipping away at your overall well-being.  Prolonged sitting coupled with the vibrations produced by the tires hitting the road can wreak havoc on the spine.  Driving may also be emotionally stressful and exact a psychological toll.  Dr. Smith is concerned about the effects of commuting on patients’ health and offers suggestions to help.

  • Hit the road rested
  • Sit comfortably
  • Make the most of red lights to relax your body
  • Enjoy soothing scents such as lavender or rosemary
  • Breathe deeply
  • Get a (gentle) grip
  • Make your car a haven by removing trash daily
  • Fuel your body to keep energy up and the mind sharp
  • Break for breaks
  • Take a musical journey
  • Learn on the road – try an audio book
  • Rest your eyes by shifting your focal point occasionally
  • Keep a positive attitude
  • Buddy up by carpooling
  • Consider alternatives to driving
  • Keep up with chiropractic care

Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Educator

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