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Overland Chiropractic

December 16, 2010 16:38 ET

Dr. Robert Patterson of Overland Chiropractic Reviews How to Manage Stress During the Holidays

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - This time of year, weather, family, finances and other holiday tasks can cause stress and sickness. Dr. Robert Patterson of Overland Chiropractic recently reviewed tips about how to manage stress during the holidays.

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Dr. Patterson said to avoid stress and sickness during the holidays, pay attention to your budget and stay active. "Altering expectations or tightening your budget can help alleviate additional financial stress. Maintain a normal exercise and sleep routine. Plenty of rest and exercise are great stress relievers. Finally, prioritizing is important during the holidays. Do not tire yourself out trying to attend every holiday party. Make a list of the most meaningful gatherings and graciously decline the rest," said Patterson.

An article from suggests that making to-do lists, spending time with friends, scheduling free time, eating well and planning ahead can also make the holiday a little more manageable. The article states, "Plan ahead by carrying fruit and cheese or protein, or a sandwich with protein, for when you're rushed or won't have time for a meal during a shopping spree. And if you come home empty-handed, forgive yourself and plan ahead (

Dr. Robert Patterson is the founder of Overland Chiropractic and has been practicing for more than 20 years in the Kansas City area. In 2007, his clinic became only one of approximately 300 Creating Wellness centers located in the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Patterson is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College (Kansas City), class of January 1988, and has specialized in the treatment of low back and leg pain for much of his career. Patterson is one of only three certified doctors in Kansas in Cox Flexion Distraction (decompression) manipulation. Most recently, he received Certification as an Internal Health Specialist through Logan College of Chiropractic. Visit or Twitter @overlandchiro. Facebook

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