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Holiday Stresses and Riding

From: Doc W.
Sent on: Friday, December 26, 2008 4:16 PM
Hi, hope you're enjoying the holidays!

Being in chiropractic practice for over 20 years has given me some perspective on the holidays and motorcycling.

Though the holidays can be a time of giving and sharing with friends and family, often times it's a time of much higher stress. Statistically, more colds and flu do occur during this season.

If you're experiencing stress during this holiday season, be it family, work or economic issues, assuming that your riding judgement is not impaired, then I'd highly recommend going out for a ride.

This time of year, there is typically less traffic in the hills. You'll most likely find a nice solitude that you don't normally see on sunny and warm days.

The conditions are colder and sometimes wet, so take care to gear up accordingly. My favorite for warmth is an electric heat is wonderful. Heated grips even better. My favorite anti-fog are the Fog City face-shield inserts, they work the best.

If your stress is too high and you're getting jumpy or jittery, irritable symptoms with difficulty sleeping, it's an indication of your stress hormone, Cortisol is too high. For that I sell a supplement called Seriphos that absorbs the excess Cortisol getting your hormone levels back to normal and helping you sleep better. Under these conditions where the stress is severe, do not ride. Instead take walks, it's much safer and very therapeutic.

Ride street, ride track, ride dirt, trials.....ride.....well!

Doc Wong
Active Life Medical-Chiropractic and Natural Medicine
1391 Woodside Road, Ste 200, Redwood City, CA (650)[masked]
(Free initial consultations available to riders for health problems, just e-mail me at [address removed])

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