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Stop Letting Stress Get You Down

By Virginia Laird

Stress is no joke. For many, it can be troubling enough to get in the way of your ability to think clearly and work without distraction. Still, there are some who suffer with pain when stress gets too bad. Rather than allowing stress to stop you in your tracks, experts admit there are several things you can try to help manage and reduce your stress. These include:

  • Make time to work out
  • Take a vacation
  • Get plenty of sleep

Make Time to Workout

According to research, exercise can help reduce stress. While you are working out your body releases any built-up tension which can be caused by stress and lead to pain. The mind also releases clutter from the daily work grind. Experts say that as little as 20 minutes of exercise can help you diminish your stress. If you are someone who is unsure how to begin your workout, drop by your local gym for a group exercise class or meeting with a personal trainer who can guide you in the right direction. Plan today for time in the gym to help eliminate some of your stress. 

Take a Vacation

Taking a vacation can help you reduce some of your stress. This allows for time spent away from the demands of the job, as well as the chores around the house. There is no need to plan a huge trip. A simple weekend away can help rejuvenate your mind and body. This is helpful for those who experience a great deal of stress. Consider finding a quick getaway for your family this weekend.

Get Plenty of Sleep 

Making sure to get plenty of sleep can help you manage stress. When you are sleep deprived, the mind and body are both hampered in their ability to function properly. Rather than allowing stress to take over your body, make sure you get plenty of sleep. This can happen as you go to bed early enough to get the sleep you need. It is recommended that the average adult get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Start today, giving yourself a bedtime early enough to allow for plenty of sleep to help manage your stress. 

Rather than throwing in the towel, assuming there is nothing that can be done to manage stress levels, consider making these tips part of your daily routine. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in College Station, Tex.

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