5 Simple Ways to Minimize Your Stress

 In Blog, Health and Wellness
Recent studies suggest that the life expectancy of the average American is declining due to an unusual uptick in stress. So, here are a few things you can do to help keep your mind off of stressful situations.
    1. Exercise Focusing on exercise can not only help you reroute that stressful energy, but studies suggest that it can have an instant effect on your mood that can last hours at a time. Over a long period of time, exercise can lower the hormonal impact of stress on the body. Likewise, exercise can you to build self-confidence, which can help your overall mental health.
    2. Vent This may seem like an obvious solution, but you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t take the time to air their problems or concerns out in the open. Whether it’s a problem with a friend or frequent stressors at work—it’s good to get things off of your chest.
    3. Get an Adjustment Many patients find a chiropractic adjustments as a way to relieve tightness in muscles and relieve stress. Spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. If you are interested in relief for joint pain or nutritional guidance, contact Dr. Gotro at 704-343-0208 for a free consultation.
    4. Take a Break Allow yourself to step away from whatever is stressing you out. That time away can be spent focusing on things that make you happy or relaxed.
    5. Don’t Procrastinate. Easier said than done, right? Sometimes it’s easier to put things off until the last minute, but that can cause you an undue amount of stress which can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health.
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