Chiropractic Tips To Escape Stress
We all recognize stress when it hits, and some of us have found good ways to sidestep it. But more good ideas are always welcome. The American Chiropractic Association tells us to take it outside, enjoying nature and staying active. They also recommend laughing off the little things and making time for a cup of tea.
In my opinion, the outdoor activity suggestions may be the ones to try first. If you find yourself leaving exercise to last and never getting outside enough, you are missing out on a lot of fun ways to give stress the boot.
Start now to log in some outside active time early in the morning for a quick walk or a great run. After work make room for 15 more minutes to get outside on your patio, or walk in a nearby park. That short amount of time can smooth away workaday stress and make your whole evening a lot better.
Carrying the outdoor time forward if you find it works for you, you might plan some a weekend hike or wilderness walk. Or the whole family could bike through the park. Lots of little tensions and stressful thoughts just seem to disappear after a good dose of outdoor time.
If you are still finding your stress levels lingering, consider seeing your chiropractor for more tips.
Visiting the Chiropractor
The initial visit will include a spinal manipulation to assess spinal health and identify any areas of pain. The chiropractor will want to do a complete review of medical history, and discuss what daily schedule and leisure time activities look like. At that point the whole stress situation might come up too. The chiropractor’s goal will be to seek solutions for pain and ways to maintain or restore daily activities without using medication or surgery.
In contrast to a doctor’s visit where there is an appointment often followed by prescription of medication or advice for home care, the chiropractor usually shapes an overall program to monitor health and often sets up an ongoing care routine. This keeps the chiropractor in touch with the patient which helps to spot new developments before they have a chance to set in and cause bigger problems.
For many, these ongoing programs may lead to stress reduction, weight loss, relaxation therapy, new job approaches that reduce overloads, and suggestions for gym workouts or classes in yoga or Tai Chi. One of my friends described this as the perfect tune up. She is one of those people who likes to be busy but also gets stressed quickly. Her chiropractor keeps pace with her and has helped steer her into relaxation techniques and stress reducing classes. A new diet and better schedule management also helped.
If this sounds like something you would like to try, make an appointment with a chiropractor now and find out more.