Want Less Stress? Do These 3 Things

Want Less Stress? Start With These 3 Things

Stress. It’s today hot button word in the health world.  By now you’ve probably heard about how frequent stress leads to chronic inflammation which is at the cause of many of todays biggest health challenges.

These problems can range from heart disease to chronic headaches but what many conditions have in common is that chronic stress is the common denominator.

Reducing stress takes more than just taking it easy after work or school.  You need to make some serious life style changes. The modern world is stressful from work deadlines to family relationships the next stressful event is just around the corner. So how do you start to de-stress your life?

This article looks at the basics.  In my experience, both professional and personal, these are the first 3 things to do in order to begin to destress your life.

 

  1. Get Enough Sleep– American is chronically sleep deficient. Sleep is when your body repairs damage and if you are not sleeping at least 7-8 hours a night your body is slowly losing the wear and tear battle with life.

 

  1. Exercise– Seriously. Just get up and move. Anything will do as long as you break a sweat and get the heart pumping. Walking, running, lifting weights, yoga, or any other activity you enjoy. Do it at least 4 times a week. Exercise reduces stress, improves sleep and improves muscle tone and volume which all help reduce inflammation.

 

  1. Chiropractic Care– Get your spine checked at least twice a month. Our day to day activities place stress on the spine which causes subluxations, which are bones out of place putting stress on the nervous system. Over time this leads to chronic muscle tightness, muscle soreness and can progress to symptoms like headaches, tingling in the arms and legs, chronic pain in the back, and many more. It never ceases to amaze me how much better people feel once they start chiropractic care. Often subluxations being small and get worse in such a way that most people don’t even realize how compromised their spine is.

 

These are the 3 things I recommend starting with. They are simple to start doing and will give the biggest initial boost in energy and overall health. Still not sure how to begin? Call me at Arvold Chiropractic and I will help you get going. Start now because the longer stress goes on unaddressed the bigger the problems become.

Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+

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