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Healthy Halloween

Its finally here! The day your children have been waiting for to run wild and gather all the candy! Here are a few tips to keep you safe and healthy this Halloween!

Road Safety

  • The traffic may be busier at Halloween, so make sure you cross the roads carefully.
  • Put down any electronic devices and keep your heads up and walk (don’t run) across the street.
  • Teach your children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the road in front of them.
  • Always walk on pavements or paths. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings possible.
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Trick or Treat Safety

  • Make sure you or another responsible adult supervise children under the age of 12.  If your kids are older mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar, well-lit areas.

 Costume Safety

  • Always decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. If possible, choose light colors.
  • Encourage your children to use face paint or make up instead of masks, which can obstruct their vision and place them at risk of injuries.
  • Buy your children glow sticks or give them a flashlight to carry while they’re out trick or treating These will help them to see more clearly in the dark and be seen by drivers.
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 Driving Safety

  • Drive slowly and be aware that there is likely to be children out during the evening at Halloween. Also bear in mind that children can get overly excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.
  • Remove any distractions inside your car so that you can fully focus on the road and your surroundings.
  • The most common trick-or-treating hours are between 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for children during that time.

Freeze It

  • Give yourself one day of picking out your favorites and then transition.
  • Place all the Halloween candy your family collects in the freezer to remove some of the temptations.
  • Instead of mindlessly eating, make you and your family work harder for it and enjoy it as a little treat instead of a full meal.
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Consult A Chiropractor

Halloween is only the beginning of the holiday season, and soon it will be Thanksgiving and Christmas, which can have an impact on your health and well being. Seeking chiropractic care regularly will allow you to correct any joint restrictions that may be contributing to your pain and learning general health tips to improve your overall health. Furthermore, chiropractic care will aid in maintaining a healthy immune system, which is important as cold and flu season approaches!

Schedule an appointment with Aline Alaska Chiropractic today for a healthier Halloween, and maybe even a few costume ideas. You’ll feel so good, it may scare you!