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How Stress May Be Damaging Your Physical Health

By Stepy Kamei

We're all prone to experiencing feelings of stress at least every now and then. It's an inevitable fact of life, especially for those of us who are trying to balance commitments to work, family, friends, and personal health goals. Unfortunately, all of this stress and anxiety can, in addition to not feeling great, also be damaging to your physical health and wellness. Health experts agree that, in addition to eating healthy meals and exercising regularly, finding effective solutions for coping with stress can play a big part in keeping your overall health and wellness in a good place. Keep on reading to learn more about the negative effects stress can bring to your well-being, as well as the coping mechanisms you can pick up in order to keep your stress at a manageable level.

How Stress Hurts Your Body

It's important to recognize the fact that the body responds to stress in a very physical manner. The next time you experience a bout of stress, try to tune in to your body at that moment -- you may notice just how tense your muscles are. Many people respond to stress by clenching their teeth and fists, as well as hunching up their shoulders and tending their back and leg muscles, even if they don't realize it!

You can probably see how this may lead to short-term aches and pain as a result. Therefore, it shouldn't be a surprise to learn that people who experience chronic levels of stress and anxiety also report chronic aches and pains throughout their bodies. It makes sense when you think about it -- constantly tensing your muscles can have a lasting impact over time. It doesn't help that, as the body tenses up more often, that tension can also trigger stress -- basically leading to an unhealthy cycle.

Chiropractic Can Help!

When you realize how detrimental stress can be, it's easy to understand why stress management is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your overall health and wellness. Fortunately, there are ways to combat stress in a healthy and effective manner.

Chiropractic care is an incredibly safe and effective treatment plan that benefits many aspects of a person's health and well-being. Many people don't realize how effective it can be in combating stress, in addition to its many other benefits. Chiropractors use natural manual manipulation techniques in order to correct any subluxations, which are commonly called misalignments, which may be brought about by stress and anxiety. When chiropractors safely fix these misalignments, many patients report an immediate sense of relief from aches, pains, and muscle tension. They also tend to experience reduced levels of stress as well.

Natural Coping Methods

Consider coming in to your local branch of The Joint Chiropractic clinics in order to improve your stress today! You can also consult with a chiropractor on further ways in which you can live a healthier, stress-free lifestyle.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.

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