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Stress …. It's a Fact of Life

There's no way around it. Stress is a modern fact of life.

There’s no way around it. Stress is a modern fact of life.

There’s no way around it. Stress is a modern fact of life. Whether you’re stretched thin by the demands of work, by balancing the needs of family members, or by just trying to keep up with the ever-increasing technology of the World Wide Web, we have all experienced the ugly and harmful effects of stress. It is much more than a contemporary annoyance; it is a serious health hazard. Over time, stress can exact a high toll on our mental and physical well-being.

                                                                                                                   

                                            7 Substance-Free Stress Relievers

1. Take timeouts. Take time out each day, devoting at least 20 minutes to those activities that bring you pleasure (such as gardening, listening to a favorite piece of  music,  playing  with  a  pet,  taking  a  bath,  talking with a friend, exercising, etc.).

2. Breathe deeply. Practice deep breathing prior to and during a stressful event. When stressed, most adults stop breathing fully. Instead, they use their chest muscles in a constricted, shallow breathing pattern. On the other hand, deep, diaphragmatic breathing sends an impulse to the brain to relax.

3. Skip the caffeine. Concentrate on eating whole foods that provide the body with sustained energy.

4. Practice staying calm. Stress response may be so ingrained in the nervous system that we  automatically  go  into  a  stress  mode.  Practice every day to recognize such patterns and replace them with a positive response.

5. Get enough sleep. Your body needs sleep to rejuvenate itself .and bolster its defenses against stress.

6. Laugh it off. Try to get at least a few good minutes of laughter a day. Play with children. When sharing fun with them, you will find laughter becomes easy and contagious.

7. Chiropractic. Spinal nerve stress from a vertebral subluxation is a dangerous mechanism that damages nerves, weakens health and exhausts energy stores. Many people  may  carry  a  painless  vertebral  subluxation  for  years  without knowing  it.  Dr. Mille specializes in correcting vertebral subluxations, culprits of spinal nerve stress, which leads to increased energy, improved health and a rejuvenated body.

Chiropractors offer a solution to your health problems!

Call Waterford chiropractor, Dr. Miller today and discover the change chiropractic can bring!

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