Stress is a common factor in almost everyone’s life. It can be caused by anything and everything from relationships to work, from major life changes to your daily surroundings.
Overtime stress can be extremely harmful to not only your emotional health, but also your physical health. Stress can promote weight gain through the release of cortisol. It can lower your immune system and can also contribute to existing neck (link to page) or low back pain (link to page). It can cause skin problems, heighten asthma, and reduce fertility. Finally, stress can also cause high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attack.
Stress can be damaging but stress relief can be achieved in many forms, all of which will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and stress free.
Exercise is an incredibly effective way to reduce stress. Within just 20 minutes, exercise releases “feel good” endorphins which help to relieve stress and generate what is also known as a “runner’s high”. An article by Mayo Clinic Staff also discusses how exercise reduces stress because it is meditative and calming. Moreover, overtime exercise improves your mood, your quality of sleep, and your self-confidence, all of which work together to lower stress. Why wait to feel better? Click here for a consultation with a personal trainer today.
Chiropractors work on the spine, the root of the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments can reduce stress induced muscle tension and can relieve pressure on the spinal disks as well as spinal nerve irritation. Hands on spinal manipulation can help relieve stress by restoring the integrity of the spine and allowing the body to return to a more balanced and relaxed state. Schedule your chiropractic appointment here.
Massage therapy works to relax the body and mind by allowing you to rest in a meditative state. Released muscle tension allows for an increase in blood flow and the release of chemicals such as serotonin that help improve mood. You deserve to relieve stress. Click here to schedule a massage with one of our experienced therapists.