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Protect Your Body With These Stress-Busting Tips

By Genevieve Cunningham

Stress is a silent killer. We all experience stress. We get it from a million different angles -- work, finances, illness, home life. Our bodies and minds were made to deal with stress. They know what to do and how to keep us healthy despite the influx of worries. But there definitely comes a time when we can't deal anymore. When the stress is greater than our body's ability to cope. What happens then? If you're interested in protecting your body and health by reducing stress, take a look at these tips for stress management and healthy living starting now.

Get Daily Movement

The body doesn't like to deal with multiple sources of stress. If you're mentally stressed, go get some exercise. As your body begins to deal with the physical stress you're putting it under, the mental stress will begin to melt away. This might be as simple as a walk or as challenging as a martial arts class. Make sure you're getting regular movement to help deal with stress, reduce pain, and improve your overall mood.

Get a Hobby You Love

If you're never allowed to do anything just for yourself, your stress is only going to grow. We need productive outlets for our stress and our imagination. Unfortunately, so many adults skip hobbies altogether. If you don't have any hobbies, you really need to find one. And it needs to be one you love. Luckily, there are a million options. Try knitting or pottery or scrap booking. Try putting together puzzles or model airplanes. Try different hobbies until you find one that feels good and passes the time. One that makes you forget about the worries of the day. Once you find it, give yourself a little time every day to get lost in your hobby, and your stress may slowly dissolve for better health overall. 

Stress is no joke. It can cause health problems, mental health issues, and can cause disruptions in your everyday life. Luckily, dealing with stress is something you can learn. And when you learn to deal with stress, you can also improve your health and the way that you feel on a daily basis. Use these tips to get on top of the stress in your life, and get moving toward better health as soon as today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Collierville, Tenn.

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