Healthy Living

Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Stress

Chiropractic for stress.jpg

We all encounter stress at some level although none of us would wish for stress in most areas of our lives. In our fast paced society where multi-tasking is the norm, stress is not uncommon. Interestingly enough, men and women view stress differently, acknowledge stress differently and manage it in various ways. While women more readily identify stress in their lives and attempt to deal with it, men are less likely to acknowledge stress and actively pursue cleaning house by eliminating stress. Stress can present itself through physical problems such as back pain, exhaustion or headaches, emotionally/mentally through depression or anxiety.

Some tips that you may find helpful to cope with stress are:

  • Break Away From The Stress. While stress can't be avoided we all can take some time away to clear our thoughts, settle our minds and recalibrate. Even a 15-20 minute break can help you gain perspective over what's troubling you. You may find a quick chat with a friend, soothing music or a cup of tea can help you find some calm during your more hectic moments.
  • Get Physical. Whether you exercise regularly or are looking for a quick break, even 20 minutes of exercise has shown to have a calming effect over your mind and body. The stress relieving effect can last for hours and usually is immediately effective. Regular exercise can help you avoid stress induced feelings so the more often you exercise the more readily you can take on stressful activities with a clear mind.
  • Let Others Help Shoulder Your Burdens. Getting the support of others around you that you trust and can confide in can help you effectively deal with stress in your life and navigate your way through unwelcome circumstances.

While stress is common and sometimes even a frequent occurrence there are ways to make it manageable so we can focus on good mental and physical health.