Stress Should be a Four Letter Word


Everyone is exposed to stress whether it is emotional, physical or environmental. I’m having an emergency, I am really busy, My _____ is driving me crazy (Mrs. Spine wrote this, so I know she doesn’t mean me). You get the point. But all stress, no matter how it starts or how severe, big or small, manifests itself in a physical manner. You may or may not feel it as sore muscles, tightness, restless sleep, cravings to eat (or drink), headaches, pain, etc. Over time these physical manifestations can cause weakness in your body where injuries and pain can occur. a zebra so stressed about life that he is losing his stripes
  • 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress
  • 33% feel they are living with extreme stress
  • 48% feel their stress has increased over past 5 years
  • 48% reported lying awake at night due to stress
So what do you do?
Many people like to ignore it. We all know that when you ignore something, it doesn’t go away. It just gets worse until you are forced to do something. So in reality we have two options be counter-intuitive or be proactive.
  • Being counter-intuitive means not giving in to what you think helps you cope. That means no or at least much less caffeine, sugar, alcohol, junk food etc. Sure, it might be a temporary fix that will make you feel better immediately; yet all these boost cortisol production, which is already being produced by your body in response to stress. In other words, it’s just getting worse long-term.
  •  Being proactive entails regular exercise, regular massage, regular acupuncture, regular adjustments, 7 hours of real sleep and good nutrition. This will ensure your body is in good enough shape to handle the stress.
In short: 
  1. Eat right
  2. Sleep right
  3. Move right
  4. And get adjusted by your chiropractor


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