In today’s news we will look at what stress is doing to your body and how to reduce it. The American Psychological Association reported that approximately 50% of Americans feel their stress has increased during the past year. Stress is a physical and emotional response to a negative change in your life.
Chronic stress affects all organs and cells in the body, making you more susceptible to illness. Stress also contributes to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them.
Here are some simple ways to help you keep stress under control.
1. Get enough physical activity, one of the most important and effective ways to reduce the effects of stress.
2. Practice deep breathing techniques to ease physical symptoms of stress.
3. Adopt a healthy lifestyle. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and refined carbohydrates. Eat a healthy well-balanced diet and get enough sleep.
4. Spend social time with friends and family. It stimulates your body chemistry to make stress-reducing hormones.
5. Make time for yourself. Read a book, spend time in nature, listen to music, or watch a funny movie.
Although stress is unavoidable, you can learn to manage stress and lead happier, healthier lives. Chiropractic care is a good first step to help you better manage your stress.
Get regular chiropractic checkups for the whole family, and make sure your spine and your brain are working the best they can.
Your health will be better because of it.
And that’s this week’s Brain-Based Wellness News.