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How to Ease Up and Score More

By Sandy Schroeder

We all know when we are winning, and we also know when we are losing. If you are finding it harder to pull off those winning moves every day, you may be letting stress get the upper hand.

Stress can be cumulative. Bad traffic, a new argument, deadline pressure, or family illness are just a few of the many stressors that can turn a regular day into a downer.  As life gets complicated, we all need a few safety valves to release the pressure.

Your Chiropractor Can Help

Finding ways to ease back, and move ahead, could be as simple as seeing your chiropractor and learning some new tricks to dodge stress.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you provides a wellness center staffed with licensed chiropractors who are ready to help. On a daily basis, they see everyone from teens to seniors, finding the answers they need.

To start rolling back your stress, talk with your chiropractor about your concerns, and your daily routines. A spinal adjustment may be used to evaluate the health of your spine and relieve any pain that you are having.

The spine is really command central for all of us. It houses the intricate nervous system that connects the brain to the body. When it runs well, so do we.

An adjustment is the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. Pain relief may be achieved, along with an overall sense of relaxation, fresh energy, or more alertness. Wellness is unique to the individual.

As you consider your results, you may want to use weekly 15-minute adjustments to maintain the benefits, and work on more ways to cut stress.

Learning to Relax

Harvard Health suggests using a 10- to 20-minute daily relaxation practice to help the body relax.

Find a quiet place to sit and close your eyes. Breathe deeply, let your muscles relax, and repeat a word, sound or short prayer. As thoughts show up,  let them go, and continue on.

Researchers have found this relaxation process works. The more you use it the more results you will get. You can modify this approach with mindfulness meditation, tai chi or yoga. Guided imagery, body scans and focused breathing help, too.

Keep looking for the stress reduction steps that work for you, and keep your body at its peak with chiropractic support.

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. Nationwide, the Joint has over 370 clinics handling over three million patient visits annually. Everything is easy. An affordable care package eliminates the need for insurance. No appointments are needed, and weekend and evening hours are available.

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

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