Let’s face it, we live in a very stressful world. It doesn’t take much to see it – just turn on the news, internet, radio, or visit any social media site to see all the trouble in the world today. There are things going on around us in our homes, jobs, neighborhoods, communities, and globally that can cause a lot of anxiety and depression.
While some stress is good for you, too much can cause severe mental and physical illnesses that can have a severe impact on your health and lifestyle. It is important to manage your stress as part of living a healthy, balanced life. There are many traditional ways you can do to naturally relieve your stress including:
Turn off the Technology
Everywhere you look, we are inundated with sad news. Television, radio, the internet, and newspapers or magazines are all headlining bad news daily. A continuous flow of negative information can be very hard on your emotional, mental, and physical state. Your brain, like any other muscle, needs good stimulation. Hearing or reading difficult stories does not stimulating the brain properly. If you want to be happy, turn off the technology for a designated timeframe every day to give yourself a break from the negativity happening around you.
Personal stresses can be hard to escape from so it is important to fuel your body with the energy and nutrients that it needs to cope with the harmful external forces. A diet rich in organic foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins will give your body the nutrition it needs to function at its optimal best.
Regular exercise increases your body’s endorphin secretion. Endorphins are known as the happy hormones because they naturally increase your mood and positive energy. A consistent fitness program can help you relieve your stress in other ways too. Physical exertion increases blood flow through your body so all your tissues and cells – including your brain and spinal cord – get more nutrients and oxygen. This helps build strong, resilient physical and mental health.
Meditating daily is a proven, effective way to calm your mind and relieve stress. Through chanting, controlled breathing, and physical relaxation, you can clear your mind of negativity and restore a more balanced and serene energy.
There are many counselling services available to help people manage your anxiety. If the stresses in your life are becoming too much to handle and it is interfering with your daily activities, you should consider making an appointment to speak to a therapist. Talking to a professional can provide you with the tools, and support needed to help you cope with those difficult moments. Many companies and schools offer counselling services to the staff and students.
Visit Your Chiropractor
Chiropractic care can help you manage your stress and feel less anxious or depressed. The spine supports the main nerve in the body. The central nervous system is responsible for sending signals to other nerves which reach all tissues and organs in the body. When the spine is compressed, the nervous system does not work properly and significantly impacts the rest of your body’s wellbeing.
Through natural and manual manipulations, a Chiropractor can properly align your back so your nerves and tissues will work at their full, optimal best. When blood, oxygen, and impulses are adequately fueling the tissues, your coping mechanisms will also function at full capacity.
At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we know how important it is to stay physically and mentally healthy during difficult times. We work with each client to improve their total health and wellbeing, so they can live a balanced, happy life.