Chronic stress can be a contributing factor to many major diseases and health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Stress is a common part of life, and many people in American society suffer from chronic stress every day. Stress may be common, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing, and that we should continue to ignore it. Stress can have a serious negative effect on your overall health and wellness when you’re feeling overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to have effective ways to relieve it, to help calm both your body and mind.
Focus on Deep Breathing – Breathing techniques can be a great and effective way to control your overall stress level. Within just a few minutes, breathing can help to calm your mind and body. A common technique includes breathing in through your nose and feeling your belly fill with air. Count slowly to three as you inhale. Hold for one second and then slowly breathe out through your nose as you count to three again.
Taking a Walk – Exercise is another great way to relieve stress, and it can begin to work within a few minutes. Whether you need to get up from your office for a while to escape the stresses of the workplace, or take a stroll to your local park after work, walking is a fantastic way to reset your mind. It also carries the benefit of added exercise, which will help improve physical well being.
Partake in Leisure Activities – Many of us find ourselves feeling too busy and too overwhelmed with the constraints of our daily lives leaving us with less time to enjoy things that we like to do. However, partaking in leisure activities and hobbies can be another excellent way to reduce stress. Finding ways to set time aside in our daily schedules can be a key to helping yourself feel the best, and when you feel better you might find yourself functioning better on a daily basis.
If you feel like you deal with chronic stress on a regular basis, and could benefit from chiropractic care, we may be able to help. Our Duluth Chiropractor Dr. Robert Torgimson has over 30 years of experience treating stress related conditions. You can contact Associated Chiropractic Physicians at (218) 728-3686, we look forward to helping you!