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How chiropractic can help with stress

Stress. We all have an overload of stress at some point in our lives. With the fast paced lifestyle we live in today is it any wonder we do? Finding balance seems harder than ever. If you are like the millions who try many methods to combat stress with little to no effect there is hope! Finding balance in your life is possible with practice. 

Discipline in key areas of your life can help you to not feel overwhelmed when the stress gets too much. I don't believe that stress just goes away. If you have lived long enough you know that to be true. One of those disciplines is health. When we lose our health we understand how important it really is and we always are searching of ways to get it back. What if I told you that by changing a few things, just simple things, can help to improve your response to stress and over time you will be able to deal with stress in a positive way?

Start off by paying attention to what you eat. If you notice you are eating out a lot as well as eating processed and refined foods such as the snack bars, then that might be contributing to your health. By taking out some of the snacks we eat and replacing them with healthy alternatives such as nuts or a veggie then you will start to feel better. Find a veggie you like or somewhat like and start eating that at for a mid afternoon snack. 

Another thing is the tension you feel when you get bogged down. Stress in any form can make us tense up. The key is to getting it to calm down after a little bit. That should be a normal response of our bodies but often times we get so used to thinking about the stress over and over that we forget to relax. It's not as easy as just telling yourself to relax but a committed practice of filling your mind with encouraging thoughts and hanging out with people who encourage you on. 

With this tension comes pain in the form of muscle pain and joint pain. When this becomes the norm we don't feel like doing active things that actually keep us healthy. It becomes this perpetual cycle of feeling pain and soreness. This can affect our minds as well. One of the best ways to alleviate this is by getting adjusted. When we are properly adjusted the tension melts away. When getting adjusted it calms down the muscle response to tighten and helps with overall stress. It not only affects your muscles but can indirectly affect your mood as well. We make sure that you are aligned to better move and not feel the tension and pain. When you feel that way you want to do more active things which is a must in order to stay healthy. 

Eating healthy alternative snacks in the form of veggies such as carrots or a fruit, keeping your mind sharp in the way of being around encouraging people who drive you, and getting adjusted on a regular basis will start you on the right path to feeling better about stress and you will find yourself not thinking about it as much. This will further drive you to discover more of what life has to offer!