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Overworked? Try Chiropractic Care!

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most of us feel overworked at one point or another. Perhaps you’ve been spending more hours at work, getting less sleep, taking on more responsibilities, or a combination of all three. Whatever the case, being overworked is no fun, and it can even cause some significant health problems. Take a look at these signs of being a bit overworked, followed by some tips on slowing down and staying healthy.

Common Signs

The signs of being overworked can be slightly different for everyone. Some of the side effects are mental, while others are physical. Here are some of the most common signs that you’re spending too much time at work.

  • Mental: You’re Irritable - Irritability can be normal, but if it pops up and sticks around, it might be time for a well-needed break.

  • Emotional: Your Moods Swing - Mood swings aren’t fun for anyone … not the person swinging nor the recipient of the mood. While occasional alterations in mood are a normal part of life, significant mood shifts, especially directed at colleagues or clients, might mean that a break in your schedule is needed.

  • Physical: You Have Back Pain - One of the most common places to hold stress is in your spine. When this happens, it can cause back and neck pain, general discomfort, tension, a feeling of tightness, swelling, headaches, and many other negative symptoms. If you’re suffering from back pain, take a look at your working habits to see whether you’re pushing a little too far.

Solutions for Getting Back on Track

There are many ways that you can both balance your work-life relationship as well as protect your health at the same time. Work is definitely necessary and important, and with the right tips, you can enjoy your life, health, and work all at once.

  • Use Your Time Off - Too many people skip using their vacation days. Don’t do this! If you have days, take them to clear your head, relax your body, and rejuvenate yourself. If you feel stressed when you take off work, then spread out your days and take just a few at a time in order to lighten the stress load.

  • Exercise - Exercising before or after work can help to work out any sore or tight spots that you developed on the clock. It can also help to alleviate mental stress and keep you fit. Add a quick 20- or 30-minute session four or five times a week to keep yourself from hanging on to all of that pent-up stress.

  • Get Chiropractic Care - This is especially good for those who experience back pain, but it can help with any situation as well. Chiropractors help to properly align the spine and keep it that way. This helps to promote a healthier body in general, as well as reduce symptoms such as pain, swelling, headaches, and many others. Getting regular care might help negate the side effects of overworking yourself, which can help keep you healthy and comfortable day in and day out.

If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. While getting care can sometimes seem even more stressful than work, The Joint makes it easy and stress-free. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get the care that you need without the hassle. Protect your health by using these tips and getting to The Joint as soon as today.

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