Who isn’t stressed these days? Actually, stress has become a normal part of everyday that it has become a norm to be stressed out, too. Although the demands of daily living is what’s making people stressed out, it is also the reason why we shouldn’t let ourselves be taken over by it. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to live productively.
Now, in order to learn how to manage stress, you have to understand how stress becomes, how the body reacts to it, and possible way to handle it.
Kinds Of Stress
Stress isn’t just stress. There are actually different ways to be anxious than we’d prefer. It also helps to distinguish the type of stress that you’re experiencing in order to figure out the appropriate counter measure.
• Mental Stress
This one is usually what really takes a toll on ones wellbeing. While some may argue that emotional stress is more dire, it’s actually the over thinking that fuels it.
• Physical Stress
This could come from jobs that require more physical work, just like construction workers. But even deskbound jobs where employees who sit all day could experience the same stress. So, if your body is being contained in one position or exerting a lot of force throughout the day, then it’s not surprising that you feel tired every day.
• Emotional Stress
This kind of stress is hard to define. This is because different people react differently to the same situations. For example, someone died in the family; some would be hysterical but others could remain calm and collected. However, the different reaction doesn’t mean one is going through less pain than the other, this just shows that we recuperate differently to the stressors we face no matter the intensity of it.
Things That Happen To Our Body When Stressed
It would seem an exaggeration, but our body actually picks it up when we’re stressed and suffers accordingly. You might even deny it to yourself that you’re under a lot of stress but your body will definitely speak up for you in one way or another.
• You Start Getting Sick
Do headache, cold, cough, hair loss, and other seemingly minor and commonly ignored symptoms started taking turns on you? No it’s not just the weather; they all could be a sign of anxiety.
• Organ Malfunction
You know that you could get ulcer, kidney damage, and even spleen disorders from constant stress? So before you disregard stress, think again.
• Poor Nutrition
People react to stress either by not eating or indulging in comfort food which are usually fast food or junk foods. You may feel immediate relief from either move but it could actually lead to poor nutrition in the long run since your body isn’t getting the nutrients that it needs as the stress goes further.
• Poor Sleep
All of us can relate to this. At some point, we can’t help but lose some sleep when something is bothering us. As a result, you feel even more tired than usual, plus blood pressure gets elevated. What’s worse is that it also affects the cognitive function so you’re more likely to have a harder time working.
• Physical Injury
Even athletes whose body is used to the rigorous training and sports could suffer from injury if the body reaches its limit. This is why having a rest day is as important as warm up and cools down every after activity.
How Chiropractic Helps To Manage Stress
Along with plenty of rest, exercise, picking up hobbies that you enjoy, going on a vacation and healthy diet, chiropractic is also a good way to cope with stress.
• Corrects Misalignments
When there are subluxations in the spine, it sends a ‘pain’ signal in to the brain which could put the entire body in tension. Chiropractors can work on your spine to correct those misalignments through manual adjustments.
• Provide Nutritional Advices
Doctors of chiropractic are also trained in the nutritional field. So, they can also educate you about proper nutrition and give recommendations to help you go back on track when it comes to your diet.
• Offers Therapies
Sometimes, when all else fails, therapy don’t. It helps the mind and body to clear agony that is causing you to be buried in stress.
• Helps You Develops Healthy Response To Stress
Just like what they say, we can’t control what life throws in our way but we can choose how to respond to it. Chiropractic, for that matter, can teach you how react in a way that isn’t destructive to you. As a result, stress will be less likely to cause physical damage.