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3 Common Activities That Can Calm the Nerves and Mind

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's a stressful world. We have so many things to worry about, and it seems like the stress just continues to pile on top of each other. It can be really hard to find a quiet moment to calm the mind. But if we don't find these quiet moments, we're setting ourselves up for a decline in both mental and physical health. What a conundrum! Luckily, there's hope. If you need to calm your mind and your nerves for better health and a better quality of life, take a look at these three common activities to start today. 


Walking has more benefits than most people realize. Walking is exercise, and exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also good for the mind. When we stress our bodies physically, we let go of some of that mental stress. And as mental stress declines, we feel more calm and less nervous and anxious. Pick up a walking routine at the end of the day. You may find that your physical health improves, your mind calms, and you feel better as a whole as you go to bed. 


Coloring is not just a children's activity. In fact, many therapists suggest coloring as a way to calm down and let go of excessive stress. If you have kids, it's easy to color. Just suggest the idea to your children and join in on the fun. If you don't have kids, you can buy coloring books that are made for adults. If this sounds a little silly, don't knock it until you try it. Many find it to be incredibly soothing -- and a good hobby to get your nerves under control. 


Reading may not be your favorite activity, but it can be a great way to wind down. Choose a book that you can enjoy. Fiction, nonfiction, biography -- it doesn't matter what you choose. Spend some time reading and relaxing. If you're lucky, you'll get lost in the book and will quickly find your nerves calm a bit. Over time, this may be a hobby you enjoy and ultimately become a nice part of your daily relaxation routine. 

It's not good to walk around with too much stress and anxiety. We have to find ways to calm our nerves and make us feel more at peace. It might take some time and practice, but it can definitely be done. Use these tips to get started, and you may start feeling better than ever in no time at all. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Gate, Calif.

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