Physical and emotional stress can manifest in both external and internal ways; you may notice your body moving differently than normal, or notice yourself acting or feeling strange. While it’s possible to attribute this to other everyday factors, stress can create blockages in the body’s nervous system and hinder the natural self-healing process. Chiropractic FIRST specializes in repositioning the body and relieving these blockages, and is giving patients important tips to prevent stress from affecting their minds and bodies.
Identify Sources Of Stress
Stress is natural to experience in both your personal and professional lives. However, if left unmanaged, it has the potential to grow into a larger worsening issue. The first step to preventing stress from affecting your body’s natural processes is to recognize its source(s); it’s possible to first notice symptoms, such as sore muscles or general fatigue, but you must also consider if your stress is being caused by:
- Family troubles
- Recent life changes or current events
- Professional responsibilities
- Personal commitments
- Concerns about the future
Determining where your stressors are originating from can make them more approachable and easier to manage.
A critical aspect of managing stress and implementing holistic chiropractic care is to increase the frequency of physical exercise. Light to moderate amounts of daily physical activity not only increases your fitness, but can also increase mental clarity, reduce fatigue, and release endorphins. The body can bear the brunt of stress much as much as your mind, and exercise helps maintain the self-healing and self-regulating process. In fact, Chiropractic FIRST’s individually-tailored treatment plans and personal wellness coaching include highly effective fitness plans and stress relief techniques.
Proper nutrition is another key aspect of Chiropractic FIRST’s focus. Ensuring your body is receiving the essential vitamins and minerals to function properly helps give it the energy needed to manage physical and emotional stress. Patients must maintain a healthy amount of water intake and reduce the amount of high-sugar, low-nutrient foods in their diets. Optimal physical and mental health is best achieved through both chiropractic adjustments of body blockages and a holistic wellness program.
Improve Sleep Habits
It’s common to experience loss of sleep or low-quality sleep when under large amounts of stress. But taking action to improve your individual quality of sleep gives your mind and body the necessary time to recharge and process everyday events. Consider amending your sleep environment, such as eliminating sources of blue light before bed, or committing to getting a regular seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Designating the last hour to 90 minutes before bed as “winding down” time can also help prime your mind and body to rest and process stress.
Protect Your Body With Holistic Wellness Coaching
Chiropractic FIRST’s medicine and holistic chiropractic care plan are designed to give your body exactly what it needs to access its natural healing abilities and optimal functions. Dr. Krueger knows this encompasses managing life’s stress, eliminating harm to your body’s nervous system, and embracing a personalized lifestyle coaching and wellness plan. Learn more about how we help patients across Nebraska and get started with us today!